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The Man Who Loved Women (1977)

L'homme qui aimait les femmes (original title)
Bertrand Morane's burial is attended by all the women the forty-year-old engineer loved. We then flash back to Bertrand's life and love affairs, told by himself while writing an ... See full summary »

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Bertrand Morane
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Geneviève Bigey
Nelly Borgeaud ...
Delphine Grezel
Geneviève Fontanel ...
Hélène (as Genevieve Fontanel)
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Véra
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Martine Desdoits
Valérie Bonnier ...
Fabienne (as Valerie Bonnier)
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Docteur Bicard
Sabine Glaser ...
Bernadette
Henri Agel ...
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Chantal Balussou
Nella Barbier ...
Liliane, la Karateka
Anne Bataille ...
La jeune femme à la robe frangée
Martine Chassaing ...
Denise
Ghylaine Dumas ...
La seconde employée 'Midi-Car'
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Bertrand Morane's burial is attended by all the women the forty-year-old engineer loved. We then flash back to Bertrand's life and love affairs, told by himself while writing an autobiographical novel. A film about romantic relationships, the need to charm, and the literary creation. Written by Yepok and Brian McInnis

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27 April 1977 (France)  »

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François Truffaut wrote the first draft of this script on the set of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). See more »

Quotes

Bertrand Morane: So was it truly impossible to feel any pleasure, without hurting somebody?
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Featured in François Truffaut: Portraits volés (1993) See more »

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Dull, rigid, lifeless, a script born dead
14 December 2015 | by (France) – See all my reviews

The camera is very precise. I might say even more precise than the regular Truffaut work. The script is also well manicured. Every piece is well finished. And I had quite some fun watching the French DVD subtitles who change a word here and there just to reinforce what a misplaced word might have done. And that's about it. A nice rehearsed funeral. Nothing more. Charles Denner is a dead Leaud. The uglier unpolished brother Leaud never had. The lines are as artificial in his mouth as they are in the mouths of the other unremarkable actors passing by. Because the whole thing is forced. And the force lacks grace. There is nothing natural in this work, the same way a decomposed body looks unlike the live equivalent. The pace of the story is slow. The pace of the hearse carrying the dead body. Actually this is where all starts. A funeral. Every scene is carefully customized. One car has license plates of Paris. The rest of the parking has Herault plates. Than there are some more Parisians. And boom! The Southern Belle walks like a Parisian with complexes and talks like one. The man travels. But he's always in Paris. Surrealism? A bit beyond what the skinny Catholic boy can jump. A disappointment.


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