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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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The painting seen in David Martinaud's ( Gérard Depardieu ) cabin is Vemeer's 'A Lady Standing at a Virginal'. Virginal is a keyboard instrument of the harpsichord family. See more »

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Features Rebecca (1940) See more »

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Phantasie in F-Moll, op. 103
Written by Franz Schubert
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A French tale about love and obsession
9 December 2002 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

This French love drama from 1977 shows young Gerard Depardieu ("1492", "Asterix") as an obsessed young accountant who lives in a dream world and falls in love with the woman of his dreams who is not interested in him at all. Driven by his maniac desires he becomes mad and violent against all the people around him and turns to a psycho killer. Depardieu's performance is really good, and there are some surreal scenes like the bloody final of the movie in a public bath where the mad guy tries to celebrate a bizarre wedding ceremony with his despaired love. A well done psycho drama with intense acting, but some boring moments as well.


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