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Le Sauvage (1975)

Le sauvage (original title)
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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Martin
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Luigi Vannucchi ...
Vittori
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Alex Fox
Bobo Lewis ...
Miss Mark
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Jessie Coutances
Gabriel Cattand
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Coleman
Luis Gerardo Tovar ...
Ribeiro
Geoffrey Carey ...
(as Jeffrey Carey)
Toni Maestri
Rina Franchetti
Luisa Maris
Aurora Maris
Carlo Plattner
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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 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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Final film of Dana Wynter. See more »

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Remade as The Savage See more »

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Knock on Wood
Lyrics by Boris Bergman
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Le Sauvage : A good 'commercial film' directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau.
14 August 2014 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

For viewers outside of France,French film industry is identified by its 'art cinema' as well as its 'commercial cinema'.This is an important distinction to pigeonhole films as it enables viewers to choose films based on their personal tastes. Apart from the general film festival circuit, there is also a huge market for "French commercial films". This has created the perception that commercial films made in France are as entertaining, intelligent and meaningful as art films which have changed the shape of cinema. French director Jean-Paul Rappeneau is a director whose films have always oscillated between realms of art and commercial. The success of his third film "Le Sauvage" proved that even commercial films can convey a lot of useful information about human beings and the societies in which they live. For this film,fast paced action is a big virtue as leading pair of Yves Montand and Catherine Deneuve use all available emotions to entertain their audiences. One has to carefully watch the dogged determination with which Catherine Deneuve is able to get herself out of complex situations. Although Yves Montand's character prefers to lead a lonely yet simple life, it has been dubbed 'savage' due to the use of his 'savage force in rescuing Catherine Deneuve. Although the end is a trifle disappointing, Le Sauvage must be on all those viewers' wish list who would like to learn while getting entertained.


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