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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:Women's legs are like compass points, circling the globeSee more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Day for Night: An Appreciation (2003) (V)See more »

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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
François Truffaut--The Man Who Loved Women, 16 January 2003
Author: Tamir Mostafa (filmhaven@yahoo.com) from Rockland, New York

During the same year that Close Encounters of The Third Kind came out, in which he played a part in, François Truffaut released The Man Who Loved Women. The title could easily apply to Truffaut himself. Truffaut loved women and in all of his films he explores the theme of love and all the conflicts that can assail when we are in such a state.

In the Man Who Loved Women, Bertrand Morane is the man who loves women and early on in the film Truffaut makes his Hitchcock like cameo. But the character could easily have been played by Truffaut. The film begins with a woman telling us of Bertrand and the many women who loved him. Women who attend his funeral. In fact women who loved him are the only ones at his funeral. Once Bertrand pops up as a living character he narrates his own tale and tells us how he came to write a book entitled "The Man Who Loved Women." It was to resolve all the conflicting emotions he feels for all his loves that he started the book. The "book" is really the film. Bertrand is a man, and yes I may be redundant here, who loves women to the point of obsession. He sees a pair of legs pass him and he follows the legs to a car which he only gets a license plate for. He goes about contacting the driver of the car. In the process he meets another woman and so on and so on. Each woman a tale in his book, each woman he takes very seriously. Every single woman effecting him deeply. Bertrand has many loves but he is not the type of "Romeo" who uses his loves then throws them to the street. It is usually a case of things not working out that leads to a split in his relationships. The women are too strange, such as the case of the women who can only make love in public places or under circumstances of "danger." Or perhaps they feel he does not love them. Or they feel they can not love him in the way he seeks them to.

Bertrand is seldom alone, prompting him to say at one point, while typing his memoir alone in his apartment, "I cherish my moments of isolation." For two hours we follow Bertrand's adventures as he genuinely falls for almost every woman he meets and some that he doesn't, such as the operator who calls him every morning at seven to wake him up. Bertrand is a homely man yet one imbuing a charm and sensitivity that as one woman says, "Feels like it is very important when you ask for something. Like you will almost die if you don't get it." He is hard to resist and so is the funny, charming, deep, introspective, dramatic, sometimes melodramatic, part autobiographical film from Francois Truffaut. I give it a 8 out of 10. It's not as cinematic as some of his earlier films but it certainly is better than the current trends of either domestic or foreign films. Truffaut passed away too soon and it is the cinema's loss in every way.

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