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That Most Important Thing: Love (1975)

L'important c'est d'aimer (original title)
R | | Drama, Romance | April 1977 (USA)
Servais Mont, a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier who earns her money starring in cheap soft-core movies. Trying to help her, he borrows the money from the loan sharks to finance the ... See full summary »

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Servais Mont, a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier who earns her money starring in cheap soft-core movies. Trying to help her, he borrows the money from the loan sharks to finance the theatrical production of 'Richard III' and gives Nadine a part. Nadine is torn apart between Servais, for whom she is falling in love, and her husband Jacques, to whom she has moral obligations. Written by Yuri German <blsidt1@imf.org>

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'Romy Schneider' considered this movie her best work. See more »

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Nadine Chevalier: I'm dubbing Jane Fonda.
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Ballade Dérisoire
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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The most overrated French movie of all time ?
15 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

This one is a strong contender!Romy Schneider was highly praised (and granted a Cesar) for her "harrowing" part but Zulawski is definitely a deeply boring terribly pretentious director.Outside Schneider,the casts includes zombie Dutronc who portrays a totally unconvincing character with suicidal tendencies and Fabio Testi,one of the worst Italian actors.

The plot is very trite but it is given a "meaningful" "intellectual" treatment whose purpose is to make the audience feel they have watched an "important" work.

Nadine Chevalier was Schneider's answer to those who thought she was still their Sissi.

I'm not an intellectual:I like Sissi best.


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