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We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)

Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (original title)
Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and ... See full summary »

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Jean
Christine Fabréga ...
Mère de Catherine
Patricia Pierangeli ...
Annie
Jacques Galland ...
Père de Catherine
Maurice Risch ...
Michel
Harry-Max ...
Père de Jean
Muse Dalbray ...
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Macha Méril ...
Françoise
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Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ephemeral nature of their marriage. Written by Anonymous

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$1,016 (USA) (16 November 2012)

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$14,104 (USA) (7 June 2013)
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Visa de contrôle cinématographique N° 38.823. See more »

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LA CREATION
("By thee with grace")
Joseph Haydn (as Haydn)
Musica AEterna
direction Frederic Waldman
DECCA 410 002
Soprano: Judith Raskin (uncredited)
Tenor: John McCollum (uncredited)
Bass: Chester Watson (uncredited)
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The long break-up
11 March 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Jean has been married to Francoise for a long time; he has also been Catherine's lover for six years. He goes to the Camargue region to shoot a film, and brings Catherine with him. His behavior is so callous and violent that she takes refuge at her grandmother's house. They reconcile, break up again, then... It's an autobiographical story by a master filmmaker that won the Best Performance award for Jean Yanne at the Cannes Festival.

Jean's problem is that the more he tries to keep Catherine under his control--by wearing her down, making her doubt her own skills, telling her she's vulgar and stupid--the more he doubts that he really has her under his thumb. He thinks he's left wing, a progressive, one of the good guys, but he's just another anxious macho man. Her matrimonial prospects are better than his, but he just can't figure that out.

Jean Yanne turns in a great performance as a touching boor; he's matched by Marlene Jobert as the girlfriend who finally learns to stand up for herself. Christine Fabrega and Jacques Galland as her parents are excellent--they display more grace under pressure than most of us have to in our lifetimes. Macha Meril as Jean's long-suffering wife does not have many scenes, but is superb. She is romantic and warm-hearted, she doesn't approve of her husband's callous treatment of his mistress, but will stand by him.


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