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A Simple Story (1978)
"Une histoire simple" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  November 1979 (USA)
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A simple story about simple people. A 38 old divorced woman (Marie), who now has a lover (Serge) but decides to leave him, abort his baby, and then returns with her ex-husband (Georges). ... See full summary »

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Marie
Bruno Cremer ...
Georges
Claude Brasseur ...
Serge
Roger Pigaut ...
Jérôme
Arlette Bonnard ...
Gabrielle
Francine Bergé ...
Francine
Sophie Daumier ...
Esther
Eva Darlan ...
Anna
Nadine Alari ...
La gynécologue
Vera Schroeder ...
Françoise
Pierre Semmler ...
Patrick (as Peter Semler)
Barbara Rix
Jean-François Garreaud ...
Christian (as Jean-François Garreau)
Yves Knapp ...
Martin
Nicolas Sempe ...
Maurice (as Nicolas Sempé)
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A simple story about simple people. A 38 old divorced woman (Marie), who now has a lover (Serge) but decides to leave him, abort his baby, and then returns with her ex-husband (Georges). Their daily life and of their friends, who have the same typical problems. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Weak and shapeless
27 June 2002 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

This was the fifth and last collaboration of Romy Schneider and Claude Sautet. Sautet did for her what von Sternberg did for Marlene Dietrich--gave her star quality in well-written vehicles. Cesar et Rosalie and Les choses de la vie are wonderful to watch today; they have pace and drama, plenty of verve. Une Histoire simple, by contrast, has little drama, slack pace and characters you don't get involved with. The group dynamic-the characters all working in the same company-lowers the interest. It's a film made to please a feminist segment of the population, like Mazursky's An Unmarried Woman.


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