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Et la tendresse?... Bordel! (1979)

The role of tenderness in love is explained in this film through three couples namely a male chauvinist pig couple,a romantic couple and a tender couple.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Luc Bideau ...
Le couple phallocrate - François
Marie-Catherine Conti ...
Le couple phallocrate - Carole
Bernard Giraudeau ...
Le couple tendre - Luc
Evelyne Dress ...
Le couple tendre -Eva
Anne-Marie Philipe ...
Le couple romantique - Julie
Régis Porte ...
Le couple romantique -Léo
Stéphane Delcher ...
Autour des phallocrates - Tom, le neveu de François
Roland Giraud ...
Autour des phallocrates - L'associé
Cathy Reghin ...
Autour des phallocrates - Lili
Virginie Vignon ...
Autour des phallocrates - Léa
Gino Da Ronch ...
Autour des romantiques - Le serveur (as Gino da Rouch)
Sophie Berger ...
Autour des romantiques - Cat
Janine Mondon ...
Autour des romantiques - La mère de Julie
Marie-Noëlle Barre ...
Autour des autres - Anna
Léo Campion ...
Autour des autres - Noé


The role of tenderness in love is explained in this film through three couples namely a male chauvinist pig couple,a romantic couple and a tender couple.

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Release Date:

28 February 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Amarsi?... che casino!  »

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1.55 : 1
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Director Patrick Schulmann makes a legendary film about the importance of tenderness in love affairs.
27 September 2015 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

French cinema is one of the few national cinemas in the realm of 'world cinema' which has always made it a point to portray the richness of human relationships especially male-female relationships. For this reasons, both love stories and films about sex have been made in large numbers in France. An erudite cinema enthusiast needs to watch classics such as 'Un Homme Et Une Femme' by Claude Lelouch or "Nuit D'été En Ville' by Michel Deville. There are also films which go a step further by discussing both love and sex in a single artistic setting. Director Patrick Schulmann's film 'Et la Tendresse ?... Bordel ! is one such film. In this film, he examines the scope of tenderness in love through the romantic as well as sex lives of three couples who don't have anything much in common. The overall pace of the film is little slow as director Patrick Schulmann chose to film different vignettes from these three couples' lives in order to make a generalized statement about the importance of tenderness in relationships involving love between a man and a woman. The incidents and situations portrayed in these vignettes are highly inventive and enable viewers to enjoy the film thoroughly. Some acting performances seem to stand out especially witty repartees by legendary Swiss actor Jean Luc Bideau who wouldn't like to miss any opportunity to drag a 'Mademoiselle' in bed. French Actor Bernard Giraudeau is also able to charm viewers with his portrayal of a man in love who spends most of his time in conducting opinion polls. Lastly, according to New York Times, Et la Tendresse ?... Bordel ! was translated in English as 'Tenderness, my fanny ! for American audiences.

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