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Paul and Michelle (1974)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  May 1974 (USA)
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The continuation of Friends (1971). The story begins three years after Paul Harrison is forced to leave Michelle Latour and their baby, Sylvie, alone in the Camargue after the police ... See full summary »

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Garry
Ronald Lewis ...
Sir Robert
Catherine Allégret ...
Joanna
Georges Beller ...
Daniel
Anne Lonnberg ...
Susannah
Sara Stout ...
Sylvie
Steve Gilbert ...
Nic
Anthony Clarke ...
Hush
Peggy Frankston ...
Lilli
Peter Graves ...
Sir Henry
Toby Robins ...
Jane
André Maranne ...
Bellancourt
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The continuation of Friends (1971). The story begins three years after Paul Harrison is forced to leave Michelle Latour and their baby, Sylvie, alone in the Camargue after the police finally locate his workplace. As a minor, the boy must be returned to his father and step-mother who live in Paris. Paul is sent to England to go to school. Upon completion of his graduation from prep school with Honors ("all the prizes"), Paul begins to search for Michelle, learning from her cousin that Michelle had to take refuge in a nunnery. Paul visits with one of the nuns there, Sister Mercier, and quickly finds out that Michelle was placed in a Pâtisserie owned by Monsieur Bellancourt in Nice where Paul subsequently discovers she lived and worked for about six months... then one day, Michelle suddenly walked out. Advised by a fellow employee who has seen Michelle in the market place the week before, Paul learns that Michelle is still in Nice. After a series of near-misses, Paul eventually finds ... Written by Anonymous

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[Paul and Michelle go to a hotel room and make love]
Michelle Latour: As if for one moment I could ever have doubted.
Paul Harrison: Did you ever?
Michelle Latour: Only until we had the bad times.
Paul Harrison: What are we going to do?
Michelle Latour: I don't know. I want nights and nights and nights like this.
Paul Harrison: Michelle Latour... you are indescribably, earth shatteringly, nerve rackingly beautiful. What are you thinking?
Michelle Latour: We smell much sweatier now than when we were young.
Paul Harrison: We were a million times more passionate.
Michelle Latour: And otherwise just the same.
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Paul And Michelle
Music by Michel Colombier
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Russell Stone
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A film with no real "raison d'etre"
15 April 2014 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This is the sequel to the unlikely 1971 hit "Friends", a movie about rich British boy living in Paris who meets a poor, orphaned French girl and runs off with her to "play house" in the countryside, only to end up with a child. It's three years later and Paul has just graduated as head boy from a tony private school and is planning to attend the Sorbonne in the fall. He decides to spend the summer seeking out Michelle and his illegitimate child (apparently they'd never heard of legally obligated child support in France at the time). He finds her living with another man (Keir Dullea), who is an accomplished judo master. Just when you think Paul is finally going to get his teeth kicked down his throat (after he takes Michelle to a cheap hotel for sex on their first get-reacquainted date), Dullea's character does something quite unbelievable instead which clears the way for the movie to needlessly cover the EXACT same ground it had already trod in the first film.

The best reason to see this film is no doubt beautiful French actress Anicee Alvina, who is obviously no less appealing here at 20 than she was at 17 in the earlier film. Once again, she has plenty of nude scenes (including a flashback) that are each, of course, completely essential to the plot. Far be it from me to complain about THAT, but by this time Alvina had begun to appear in deranged Alain Robbe-Grillet art/porn films and the above-par Italian giallo "Anima Persae", which make just as good of use her, but are also much more worthwhile viewing than this rather saccharine film. And Alvina also didn't have to speak English in those films. Usually, cute French girls with accents are even more sexy, but Alvina seems to speak English only phonetically in both of these movies, and it gets more than a little irritating.

I also can't rave about Elton John, who provided the surprising hit song for the first film, but the music in this sequel is much, much worse than even the worst dreck in the Elton John oeuvre. This film is not really a bad film, but it simply has no reason to really exist, no real "raison d'etre" (hey, I think my French is better than Alvina's English). They should probably have just quit while they were ahead. . .


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