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Mourir d'aimer (1971)

GP | | Drama | 20 January 1971 (France)
A love story between a teacher, Daniele, 32 years and one of his students Gerard, 17 during the heated atmosphere of May 68. Daniele is a fiery young woman, very involved politically. ... See full summary »

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Danièle Guénot
Bruno Pradal ...
Gérard Leguen
Claude Cerval ...
Le juge d'instruction
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Le juge des mineurs
Jean-Paul Moulinot ...
Monsieur Guénot
Yves Barsacq ...
L'ami
Marie-Hélène Breillat ...
'Le Serpent'
Edith Loria ...
Renée
Jacques Marin ...
Le correspondant
Monique Mélinand ...
Madame Leguen
Raymond Meunier ...
L'avocat de Danièle
Maurice Nasil ...
Le professeur
Marcelle Ranson-Hervé ...
Madame Jaias - la voisine (as Marcelle Ranson)
André Reybaz ...
Le proviseur
Marianik Revillon ...
Cécile (as Mariannik Revillon)
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A love story between a teacher, Daniele, 32 years and one of his students Gerard, 17 during the heated atmosphere of May 68. Daniele is a fiery young woman, very involved politically. Gerard's parents accuse Danièle of statutory rape and complain. Danièle is trapped and the drama begins ... Written by LCJ Editions et Productions

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More than eleven million French film-goers have made "To Die of Love" the most controversial motion picture in the history of France. See more »

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Award : Grand Prix du Cinéma Français. See more »

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Version of Mourir d'aimer (2009) See more »

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Mourir d'aimer
Sung by Charles Aznavour
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The Gabrielle Russier affair.
9 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Immediate background:During the events of May 1968,Gabrielle Russier , a lit teacher ,fell in love with one of her students .His parents brought proceedings against her and she ended up in jail on a corruption of a minor charge.Out of despair,she committed suicide."L'affaire Gabrielle Russier "in the late sixties became a much debated subject :even such politicians as the late Georges Pompidou referred to it.

Enter André Cayatte ....

who was championing any cause going:from euthanasia to miscarriages of justice to death penalty .Gabrielle Russier's story was tailor made for him.And Annie Girardot was the ideal actress.

Girardot agreed and the movie was made.She was very convincing and managed to transcend Cayatte's academic direction.Charles Aznavour sang the title song.


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