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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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Too Simple?

Most French movies, and especially Claude Sautet's are very realistic, slow-paced, intelligent and "simple". Each one I have seen had great moments, as everyone encounters great moments in life. This may be too ordinary and plain. Though not boring at any time, at the end I could not think of any memorable scene, shot or dialogue, and thought it was missing something, although the title does suggest they didn't have much planned for the beautiful heroine. A story you may have had, heard, thought about- in French, on screen.


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