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Le Sauvage (1975)
"Le sauvage" (original title)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  April 1977 (USA)
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Caracas, Venezuela. Just after her engagement with Vittorio, Nelly runs away from him. As he pursued her, she looks for help to Martin, a French middle-aged man she met by accident. He ... See full summary »


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Bobo Lewis ...
Miss Mark
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Luis Gerardo Tovar ...
Geoffrey Carey ...
(as Jeffrey Carey)
Toni Maestri
Rina Franchetti
Luisa Maris
Aurora Maris
Carlo Plattner


Caracas, Venezuela. Just after her engagement with Vittorio, Nelly runs away from him. As he pursued her, she looks for help to Martin, a French middle-aged man she met by accident. He helps her to escape and drives her to the airport and gives her a plane ticket to Paris. Then he thinks he can go back to his peaceful lonely life on his island. Of course, he is wrong and will be bothered again by Nelly... Written by Yepok

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Why Does This Man Keep Throwing the Most Beautiful Woman in the World Off His Island? HE'S CRAZY ABOUT HER!


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Deneuve does screwball comedy
22 March 2002 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

After thirty, I suppose a legend is able to do pretty much what she wants. Here, Catherine Deneuve, tiring of being the glacial Grace Kelly type for Bunuel, Truffaut et les autres opts for very effective physical comedy alongside Yves Montand.

They do Cary Grant-Katharine Hepburn-style farcical routines very well. Deneuve, escaping from her frenetic fiance, hooks up with Montand, who is himself fleeing marital and business entanglements. Tony Roberts, seen in Woody Allen films of the period, does very well as the club owner from whom Deneuve steals a Toulouse-Lautrec, and who must track down the dizzy blonde in Venezuela to get it back. Jean-Paul Rappeneau's direction is accomplished and the scenery is gorgeous. There is a car chase that actually is funny, and I can't recall the last one that made me laugh.

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