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The Man Who Loved Women (1977)
"L'homme qui aimait les femmes" (original title)

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Many women are attending Bertrand Morane's burial. They are all the ones that 40 years old engineer loved. Flashback : Bertrand's life and love affairs, told by himself while writing an ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bertrand Morane
Geneviève Bigey
Nelly Borgeaud ...
Delphine Grezel
Geneviève Fontanel ...
Hélène (as Genevieve Fontanel)
Martine Desdoits
Valérie Bonnier ...
Fabienne (as Valerie Bonnier)
Jean Dasté ...
Docteur Bicard
Sabine Glaser ...
Henri Agel ...
Chantal Balussou
Nella Barbier ...
Liliane, la Karateka
Anne Bataille ...
La jeune femme à la robe frangée
Martine Chassaing ...
Ghylaine Dumas ...
La seconde employée 'Midi-Car'


Many women are attending Bertrand Morane's burial. They are all the ones that 40 years old engineer loved. Flashback : Bertrand's life and love affairs, told by himself while writing an autobiographical novel. A film about the love relationships, the need to charm and the literary creation. Written by Yepok

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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 »


Geneviève Bigey: [final line] Bertrand pursued an impossible happiness through quantity, through multitude. Why do we have to seek with so much people, what our education claims we shound find in only one?
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A really good movie about a man who was just crazy about women.
26 March 2000 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This movie is just wonderful, a kind of masterpiece as for its construction, its dialogues and the actors' performances. The first image sets the scene very clearly : Bertrand Morane's burial attended only by women. No guys in the funeral procession. Twenty or so lovely middle-aged females are following their (former) lover's last trip. One of them, Brigitte Fossey, Bertrand's last girlfriend, comments, from backstage, on this unusual situation and explains, incidentally, what the film 's gonna be : a flashback to Bertrand's life. How does she happen to know about it ? Thanks to Bertrand's book she has recently edited for him and called "The man who loved women" (passed tense works here as a premonition). The author describes his passion for women and focuses on some of them. Inspired directly from the Bertrand's life (and from the director's life as well), his narrative is informal, genuine, sometimes contradictory but never pedantic nor rude. He remembers his love affairs, his bad and good times, and, most of all, tries to express his feelings to such an extent that is story must be seen as an auto-analysis, the writer's personal attempt to understand his personality rather than a woman chaser's curriculum vitae. Come to that, Charles Denner, the lead, shows us very well that his character's everything short of a sexist and self-confident womanizer. He fell in love once, but this experience turned out to be a real disappointment. Now, he feels as if he were unable to love anymore. So, he's `collecting'. He may have shortcomings, he may have fun picking up beautiful girls wherever and whenever he can, he may not be the kind of faithful and steady guy a good many girls usually like, his behavior might be considered as outrageous by some, the thing is he's a sensitive, affectionate, simple and nice person who knows how to make women happy and comfortable. Each mistress's chosen for a particular reason, a physical standard (behavior, way of walking, voice..) but all share one thing : they have long, smooth and attractive legs. All in all, `The man who loved women' is a mighty good film, worth watching it.

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