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Release Date:
27 April 1977 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Many women are attending Bertrand Morane's burial. They are all the ones that 40 years old engineer loved... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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A really good movie about a man who was just crazy about women. See more (21 total) »

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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Color:
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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:[speaking about two just married young people] Here are two who believe in Santa Claus. Today this is big love, but in five years, she will go away with some guy, or it will be him who will get some younger girl, childs will be dispersed, and the lovely house will be sold.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Saint Laurent (2014)See more »

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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A really good movie about a man who was just crazy about women., 26 March 2000
Author: (staycoolguy@yahoo.com) from France

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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