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Second Chance (1976)
"Si c'était à refaire" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  1 October 1976 (France)
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For assistance to murder Catherine Berger (Catherine Deneuve) is sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment. There she gives birth to a son, Simon (Jean-Jaques Briot). After her release Catherine ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Catherine Berger
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Sarah Gordon
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Francis Huster ...
Patrick
Colette Baudot ...
Lucienne Lanot
Jean-Jacques Briot ...
Simon Berger
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ...
Le bijoutier
Valérie Lagrange
Manuella Papatakis ...
La fille de Sarah
Georges Staquet
Jacques Villeret ...
L'agent immobilier
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Henri Lanot
Albina du Boisrouvray
Paul Bellaiche
Richard Caron
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For assistance to murder Catherine Berger (Catherine Deneuve) is sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment. There she gives birth to a son, Simon (Jean-Jaques Briot). After her release Catherine wants to make up for the lost years and tries to built up a close relationship to her already grown-up son. Despite some tensions when she finds out that Simon has a love affair with her best girl-friend Catherine's efforts work out and in the "happy" end they become a real family when she finds the perfect lover - Simon's teacher. Written by Antje Kuechler

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1 October 1976 (France)  »

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An eprepe na xanarhiso  »

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Une femme parmi les femme
Lyrics by Pierre Barouh
Music by Francis Lai
Performed by Françoise Hardy
Produced by Gabriel Yared
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17 March 2002 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

One thing about this movie: because Claude Lelouch (the director) is fond of fast cars, he shot a short movie, mandatorily bundled with the projection of the main title, showing a rendez-vous between a young man and his girl friend.

The man begins his race in Paris on the ring boulevard that borders Paris. Driving as fast 100mph in Paris (no special FX) without advising the Paris City Hall of his mad project, Claude Lelouch (who drives the car) runs 10-12km in the city in 7 minutes...

The movie has been shot using a camera installe on the front bumpers of a Mercedes 300SEL 6.9 because of the quality of the pneumatic shock absorbers (to avoid image vibrations).

Further, the soundtrack (engine noise) has been recorded doing the run AGAIN on a Ferrari 308GTB.

This guy is crazy!

(Source: Claude Lelouch himself during an interview on Paris Premiere French cable TV channel)


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