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27 April 1977 (France) See more »
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Many women are attending Bertrand Morane's burial. They are all the ones that 40 years old engineer loved... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Denner ... Bertrand Morane

Brigitte Fossey ... Geneviève Bigey
Nelly Borgeaud ... Delphine Grezel
Geneviève Fontanel ... Hélène (as Genevieve Fontanel)

Leslie Caron ... Véra

Nathalie Baye ... Martine Desdoits
Valérie Bonnier ... Fabienne (as Valerie Bonnier)
Jean Dasté ... Docteur Bicard
Sabine Glaser ... Bernadette
Henri Agel ... Lecteur
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'
Monique Dury ... Monique
Michele Gonsalvez
Sabine Guilleminot
Roger Leenhardt ... Mr. Betany, Directeur des Editions
Christian Lentretien ... L'inspecteur police
Rico Lopez ... Client Restaurant
Marianne Maurin
Beatrice Meyer
Marie-Jeanne Montfajon ... Christine Morane, Bertrand's Mother
Maurice Pecheur
Valérie Pêcheur ... La jeune femme du cimetiere en tenue de tennis (as Valerie Pecheur)
Anna Perrier ... Uta, Babysitter
Michele Planques
Roselyne Puyo ... Nicole
Michel Ricordy
Nadine Rochex (as Nadine Roche)
Isabelle Roumieu
Henry-Jean Servat ... Lecteur
Maïte Simard
Luce Stebenne
Isabelle Temple
Marie-Cecile Truc
Frédérique Jamet ... La petite Juliette (as Frederique Jamet)
Michel Marti ... Young Bertrand
Marion Delbez ... Child
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcel Berbert ... Surgeon, Delphine's husband (uncredited)
Josiane Couëdel ... La standardiste (uncredited)
Pierre Gompertz ... Navy Officer (uncredited)
Michel Laurent ... Navy Officer (uncredited)
Philippe Lièvre ... Bertrand's colleague (uncredited)
Thi-Loan Nguyen ... Chinese woman (uncredited)
Marie Poitevin ... Young Woman (uncredited)
Jean-Louis Povéda ... Printer (uncredited)
Carmen Sardá-Cánovas ... Washer (uncredited)
Suzanne Schiffman ... Woman with the baby by Madame Duteil (uncredited)
Roland Thénot ... Navy Officer (uncredited)

François Truffaut ... Man at Funeral (uncredited)

Directed by
François Truffaut 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michel Fermaud 
Suzanne Schiffman 
François Truffaut 

Produced by
Marcel Berbert .... producer (uncredited)
François Truffaut .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Néstor Almendros  (as Nestor Almendros)
 
Film Editing by
Martine Barraqué 
 
Production Design by
Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko 
 
Costume Design by
Monique Dury 
 
Makeup Department
Thi-Loan Nguyen .... makeup artist (as Thi-Loan N'Guyen)
 
Production Management
Marcel Berbert .... production manager
Roland Thénot .... assistant production manager (as Roland Thenot)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alain Maline .... second assistant director
Suzanne Schiffman .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Pierre Gompertz .... assistant production designer
Michel Grimaud .... property master
Jean-Louis Povéda .... assistant production designer (as Jean-Louis Poveda)
 
Sound Department
Jean Fontaine .... sound assistant
Michel Laurent .... sound
Jacques Maumont .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Florent Bazin .... assistant camera
Gérard Bougeant .... grip (as Gerard Bougeant)
Charlie Freess .... grip (as Charles Freess)
Jacques Frejabue .... grip
Jean-Claude Gasché .... electrician (as Jean-Claude Gasche)
Anne Khripounoff .... assistant camera (as Anne Trigaux)
Dominique Le Rigoleur .... still photographer
Michel Leclerq .... electrician (as Michel Leclercq)
Jean Lopez .... electrician
Serge Valézy .... electrician (as Serge Valezy)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicole Bancel .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Marie-Aimée Debril .... assistant editor (as Marie-Aimee Debril)
Michel Klochendler .... assistant editor
Michèle Neny .... assistant editor (as Michele Neny)
 
Music Department
Patrice Mestral .... conductor
François Porcile .... music consultant
 
Other crew
Josiane Couëdel .... production secretary
Philippe Lièvre .... general manager (as Philippe Lievre)
Lydie Mahias .... assistant general manager
Christine Pellé .... script supervisor (as Christine Pelle)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'homme qui aimait les femmes" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
120 min
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Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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:As some animal species, women practice hibernation. Four months long, they disappear, they cannot be seen. At the first ray of sunlight in march, as if they had given themselves the word, or had received some order of mobilization, they come out in the streets by tens, in light dresses and high heels. Then life starts again.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ça n'arrive qu'à moi (1985)See more »

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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
narrative details, 21 June 2009
Author: ruiresende84 (ruiresende84@gmail.com) from Porto, Portugal

This is one of the most interesting conceptions of a man who spent all his career and life questioning the very conception of cinema and what it meant in every moment. After the adventure of french new wave of the 60's, Truffaut matured and, to me, he started producing his more focused work. He basically produced some films which were essays on cinema, as well as autobiographical depictions of his thoughts.

So, we have a film about storytelling. A womanizer who writes the story of his life. Every woman in his life is, herself, a story. So the pleasure of being involved with a woman maps the will Truffaut has to tell a story. The fact that Morane writes all the stories, and makes one single big form (a book) with them enhances this.

The woman editor has an important role. She is the key character that Truffaut places above Morane, and she annotates and comments on the whole structure. Her remarks on Morane's book and personality may as well be taken as commentaries on the very film, and of its director. She is self-reference, she is Truffaut commenting on himself, thus adding reflexivity to the film. That's why she observes that Morane, the writer, doesn't reject the "details" others wouldn't notice, and she literally says that he is basically a storyteller. Also, she is the one who remarks the fact that Morane's funeral is the perfect ending to the story. I saw all this as reflexive annotations on the very structure of the film and, more generally, on the nature of Truffaut's cinema. He was through all his life a storyteller, and above any pleasure he took in making a film, there was the pleasure of narrating. Also he took a special interest in filming details, something i think he took from Hitchcock. The hand dialing phone numbers, or turning the pages in the address book, that sort of thing.

Morane's funeral, which opens and closes the film, gathers all the women around him. It is, like the editor (the second narrator) told, a praising of Morane's life, the recognizing of his qualities, the celebration of his life (cinema).

This and "La nuit américaine" are so far the best built films by Truffaut that i saw. Many times i think that Truffaut (and Godard!) has spent to much time around things which were not that important, like school kids discussing football teams. But in certain points, he made important contributions to the evolving of cinematic narrative. This is one of them.

My opinion: 4/5

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