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Guy Marchand ...
André
Humbert Balsan ...
Michel
Bernard Tronczak ...
Rémy (as Bernard Tronczyk)
Christian Boucher ...
Pierrot
Frédérique Cerbonnet ...
Dominique
Jacqueline Dufranne ...
Mémère
Willy Safar ...
Jean-Louis
Agnès Rosier ...
Cathy
Patricia Coulet ...
Marité
Jean-Claude Meilland ...
Jean-Claude, le gars du casse
Patrick Playez ...
Thomas
Gérald Garnier ...
Lulu
Catherine De Guirchitch ...
Marie-Jo
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Maurice Pialat's portrait of contemporary France mocks prosperity as a substitute for social and sexual revolution. Nelly abandons her bourgeois friends and a steady relationship for the unemployed layabout Loulou, whose charms include focusing his energy into sex. Written by <dbc@star.sr.bham.ac.uk>

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A vagány  »

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Features Julia (1974) See more »

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La nouvelle vaque
(Armand Canfora (as Canfora) - Richard Anthony (as Anthony) )
par Richard Anthony (as R. Anthony)
Disques Pathé. Editions Marconi
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Great dialogue, even better if you understand the original
27 August 2002 | by (Berkeley, CA) – See all my reviews

Given the exhaustive and thoughtful review by the previous poster, I won't be redundant. This movie contains one of the best lines I've ever heard: As Nelly rides away with LouLou on his motorcycle, Andre poutfully spouts (rough english) "But you can't discuss books with him!"; Nelly replies "I don't discuss books, I read them!".

Priceless.


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