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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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Sonate in D-Dur, K 545
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Poor TV movie type of story
29 March 2002 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

I don't agree that this is middle-brow film-making. It's more typical of something on the Lifetime Channel.

I do agree that the movie could have (in other hands) been made intriguing by looking at the chain of obsessions among the characters in the movie - but it fails to do so. This is pretty poor stuff. My main interest was in seeing Depardieu and Miou Miou so much younger than I'm used to seeing them. Even Chamonix looks no more remarkable than any other mountain area. This is really not worth people's time.


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