MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,748 this week

It Only Happens to Others (1971)
"Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres" (original title)

GP  -  Drama  -  29 October 1971 (France)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 100 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Catherine and Marcello have lost their daughter. Only 9 months old, the baby died from a rare illness. Isolating themselves, the couple hide from the world in their apartment. There they ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Nadine Marquand Trintignant)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 07 Mar 2011
 
a list of 110 titles
created 05 Mar 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: It Only Happens to Others (1971)

It Only Happens to Others (1971) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of It Only Happens to Others.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: GP Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Louis Mahe is a tobacco planter at Reunion Island. He is waiting for Julie Roussel to marry her. He only knows her by mail. The woman that comes does not like the picture he got, but he ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Nelly Borgeaud
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

People and life can be cruel, and in their face, Fannette is cool: toward an old acquaintance, to her daughter, to colleagues. Beneath the surface, she roils with passion for a lost love, ... See full summary »

Director: Tonie Marshall
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, William Hurt, Bernard Le Coq
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Yves Robert
Stars: Jean Rochefort, Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Leroy
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the countryside near Normandy's beaches lives Marie, unhappy. It's 1945, she's married to Jérôme, a somewhat fussy milquetoast, diffident to the war around him and unwilling to move his ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Pierre Brasseur, Philippe Noiret
March or Die (1977)
Drama | War | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Foreign Legion Major Foster (Hackman), an American haunted by his memories of the recently-ended Great War, is assigned to protect a group of archaeologists at their dig. Foster's unit ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Richards
Stars: Gene Hackman, Terence Hill, Catherine Deneuve
Thieves (1996)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Laurence Côte
Male Hunt (1964)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Claude Brialy, Françoise Dorléac
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Philippe Labro
Stars: Jean-Claude Bouillon, Prudence Harrington, Catherine Allégret
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Philippe de Broca
Stars: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Pierre Marielle
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Jacques R. Villa
Stars: Geneviève Galéa, Sylviane Margollé, Sylvie Dorléac
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

An episodic film, telling four erotic tales: Angela isn't sexually satisfied by her husband, so she simulates sleep-walking to visit her neighbor across the street every night; when his ... See full summary »

Directors: Rolf Thiele, Axel von Ambesser, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Curd Jürgens, Nadja Tiller, Ivan Desny
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman thrown out of a car by her husband and a surgeon repairing his car are meeting at a highway rest stop. Both are slowly coming closer.

Director: François Dupeyron
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, André Wilms
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Catherine
...
Marcello
Serge Marquand ...
The Brother
Dominique Labourier ...
Marguerite
Danièle Lebrun ...
Sophie
Catherine Allégret ...
Young Woman
Marc Eyraud
Rosa Chiara Magrini
Benoît Ferreux
Marie Trintignant
Edouard Niermans
Michel Gudin
Andrée Damant
Edit

Storyline

Catherine and Marcello have lost their daughter. Only 9 months old, the baby died from a rare illness. Isolating themselves, the couple hide from the world in their apartment. There they try to deal with their deep mourning for the baby, recalling the happy times when the child was still alive. The film is based on personal experiences of Nadine Trintignant. Written by Antje Kuechler

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

baby | couple | cat | strangulation | sex | See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

29 October 1971 (France)  »

Also Known As:

It Only Happens to Others  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Un Chien Andalou (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Un Couple heureux
Michel Polnareff
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans (Lennon)
24 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

Based on a true story ( a tragedy Nadine Trintignant experimented) ,the movie was the director's biggest success .After an interesting (but not for all tastes) offbeat thriller ("Le Voleur De Crimes" ) , she tells the worst thing that can happen to a couple :the loss of their child.The fact that they are portrayed by two superstars (Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve) is not a problem for both are close to ordinary people here .The story deals with the harsh reality and the necessity for life to go on.Thus the key moment is when Mastroianni opens the shutters .A barrel of laughs ,this is not,but these things happen (see the title) ..A lovely song by Michel Polnareff was a big hit in 1972 in France .The movie is dedicated to Marie Trintignant (Nadine's daughter) who died tragically .


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
HOW DO I FIND THIS MOVIE???????? akayou
: Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres (1971) conpappa
Discuss It Only Happens to Others (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?