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

GP  |   |  Drama  |  29 October 1971 (France)
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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 »

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Catherine
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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
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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

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ça n'arrive qu'aux Autres
Michel Polnareff (Composition and interpretation)
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Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans (Lennon)
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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 .


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