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This Sweet Sickness (1977)

Dites-lui que je l'aime (original title)
David is an accountant. He leaves town every Friday, pretending he is going to take care of his parents at their old people's home. But actually his parents are dead, and he spends the ... See full summary »

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David Martinaud
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Juliette
Claude Piéplu ...
Chouin
Jacques Denis ...
Gérard Dutilleux
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Lise
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François
Xavier Saint-Macary ...
Michel Barbet
Véronique Silver ...
Madame Barbet
Annick Le Moal ...
Camille
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Nadine
Robert Dullier
Michel Pilorgé ...
Maurice
Daniel Perche
Jacqueline Jeanne ...
Jeanne
Michel Such ...
Raymond
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David is an accountant. He leaves town every Friday, pretending he is going to take care of his parents at their old people's home. But actually his parents are dead, and he spends the week-ends converting a chalet. He intends to live there with Lise, a woman he knows and loves since childhood. But Lise has just married another and has a baby. David's mad love does not see those facts as an obstacle... Written by Yepok

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28 September 1977 (France)  »

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This Sweet Sickness  »

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Features Rebecca (1940) See more »

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Phantasie in F-Moll, op. 103
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HIGHSMITH DEMEANED
12 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Patricia Highsmith's "that sweet sickness" is an absorbing psychological thriller,which grabs you till its last lines. The movie achieves the dubious feat of jettisoning everything .First of all,Depardieu is anything but a young mysterious romantic psychopath;Miou -Miou is as vulgar as ever.Only the late Dominique Laffin and mainly first-class Claude Pieplu rise to the occasion. So

1.try and see Miller's first effort "la meilleure façon de marcher" 2.do read the book.


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