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Loulou (1980)

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 ... See full summary »

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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 Masterpiece Of Subtlety And Eroticism. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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3 September 1980 (France)  »

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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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Love is gone with the wind
(N. Sonn - J. Roux)
par TAFANY'S BAND
Editions Chapell
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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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