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Pierre Étaix (writer) and
Jean-Claude Carrière (writer)
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Release Date:
21 March 1969 (France) See more »
Pierre married Florence, the only daughter of a small industrialist. 15 years later, he is the boss... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Pierre Étaix ... Pierre
Annie Fratellini ... Florence
Nicole Calfan ... Agnès
Alain Janey ... Jacques
Ketty France ... Mme. Girard
Louis Maiss ... Mr. Girard
Jacqueline Rouillard ... Mme. Louise
Renée Gardès ... Une commère
Billy Bourbon ... Drunkard
Claude Massot ... Café Waiter
Micha Bayard ... Bourget's secretary
Jane Beretta ... Intriguist #6
Magali Clément ... Irène
Emile Coryn (as Emilius Coryn)
Sylvie Delalande
Luc Delhumeau ... Driver in a Rage
Stéphanie Drobner
Jean-Pierre Elga ... M. Bourget
Odette Duc ... Intriguist #1
Sandra Fratellini ... Young Woman
Gino Fratellini
Tino Fratellini
Martine Leclerc
Mad Letty ... Mother Superior
Georges Loriot ... Old Man (as Loriot)
Marie Marc ... Florence's Grandmother
Paule Marin ... Intriguist #7
Georges Montax ... Driver with Engine Failure
Georgina Pauwels ... Intriguist #3
Judith Pauwels ... Intriguist #5
Denise Péronne ... Intriguist #4
Josette Poirier ... Thérèse
Annie Savarin
Ralph Zavatta ... Swiss Man

Directed by
Pierre Étaix 
Writing credits
Pierre Étaix (writer) and
Jean-Claude Carrière (writer)

Produced by
Paul Claudon .... producer
Hélène Desse .... production administrator (as H. Desse)
Gilbert de Goldschmidt .... producer (uncredited)
Danièle Delorme .... producer (uncredited)
Yves Robert .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Claude Stieremans 
Cinematography by
Jean Boffety 
Film Editing by
Henri Lanoë 
Production Design by
Daniel Louradour 
Costume Design by
Daniel Louradour 
Makeup Department
Irène Servet .... makeup artist (as I. Servet)
Production Management
Jacques Garcia .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michel Leroy .... assistant director
Art Department
Jean-François Gallaud .... architect (as Jean-Gallaud)
Sound Department
Jean Bertrand .... sound
Michel Leroy .... assistant sound (as M. Leroy)
P. Millet .... assistant sound
Jean Nény .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Forster .... still photographer (as R. Forster)
Christian Guillouet .... camera operator
Guy Lecouvette .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Michel Lewin .... assistant editor
Other crew
Christian Gallo .... production coordinator
Suzanne Ohanessian .... script supervisor (as S. Ohanessian)
Philippe Audran .... special thanks (restored version)
Jean-Claude Carrière .... special thanks (restored version)
Philippe Giraudel .... special thanks (restored version)
Charles-Edouard Renault .... special thanks (restored version)
Odile Étaix .... special thanks (restored version)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le grand amour" - France (original title)
"The Great Love" - International (English title) (promotional title)
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87 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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French visa # 34552.See more »
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Referenced in The Chambermaid Lynn (2014)See more »


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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Le Grand Amour, or: The Many Great Loves of Pierre Étaix, 20 October 2012
Author: fuzzypinkcupcake from Brooklyn, New York, USA

I had the wonderful experience of seeing Le Grand Amour at its New York premiere last night (Friday, October 19, 2012). The screening was at the Film Forum, the renowned movie house where a Pierre Étaix retrospective is currently being held. The film was preceded by Étaix's Oscar-winning 1962 short Heureux Anniversaire. To the delight of all who were in the audience, M. Étaix was at the screening (his very first trip to NYC!), first to introduce Le Grand Amour and then again for a generously lengthy post-film Q&A. At nearly 84 years old, Étaix's sense of humor is as lively as ever; when asked who his favorite contemporary directors were/are, he joked about it being Clint Eastwood. (The actual answers: William Friedkin and Stanley Kubrick. Étaix also mentioned being a fan of Hitchcock.) As for Le Grand Amour, the film is a charming look at married life in all its most comedic - and sometimes poignant - moments. The gags are fantastic and the emotional aspects parts of the story feel very real. Catch Le Grand Amour if you can, although I'm not sure where you would be able to find it in America (besides at the Film Forum) since M. Étaix's directorial efforts are not yet available on DVD here. It's a real shame since his talents have been forgotten for far too long. Le Grand Amour makes clear what his great loves were (and, in some ways, still are): comedy, filmmaking and his co-star/wife at the time, Annie Fratellini.

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