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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 East of Eden (1955) See more »

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Désespoir Et Violence
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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Zulawski's masterpiece
12 October 2001 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Beautiful movie of three persons seeking to live, love and survive... Romy Schneider's performance is stunning as a porn actress desperately in love with a man who doesn't wish to live anymore, and resisting the seduction of a photograph. The picture is pretty "intellectual", but not boring. Soundtrack is fabulous...A great 70's melodrama. And what a pleasure to see Kinski!

Must see.


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