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Entre Nous (1983)

Coup de foudre (original title)
In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Madeleine
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Lena Weber
Guy Marchand ...
Michel Korski
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Costa Segara
Robin Renucci ...
Raymond
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Jacques Alric ...
Mr. Vernier
Jacqueline Doyen ...
Mme Vernier
Saga Blanchard ...
Sophie
Guillaume Le Guellec ...
René
Christine Pascal ...
Sarah
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Jacques Blal ...
Lionel Feldman
Bernard Cazassus ...
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Gérard Chambre
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In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the Liberation she meets an actor, gets pregnant, and marries him. Lena and Madeleine meet at their children's school in Lyon in 1952 and the intensity of their relationship strains both their marriages to the breaking point. Written by English Showalter <showalte@crab.rutgers.edu>

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Biography | Drama | War

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6 April 1983 (France)  »

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2.35 : 1
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The movie is based on Diane Kurys' parents and the woman that came between them. See more »

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At the celebration following Liberation, the U.S. flag has 50 stars. At that time there would have been a 48-star flag. See more »


Soundtracks

I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
Music by Harold Orlob and Joseph E. Howard
Lyrics by William M. Hough and Frank R. Adams
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This is supposed to be a "modern classic?"
27 May 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

For years, I've heard glowing praise of this movie....now that I've seen it, I feel the praise is largely undeserved.

The movie gets off to a bad start: It's unclear (at least from the subtitled version I saw) where the heck the characters are. It's obviously Europe and some kind of World War II era camp, but that's all I could glean....And in the early scenes with Miou Miou, where her first husband gets shot, it wasn't clear who was doing the shooting and/or why. According to the description on this site, it was the "resistance," whatever that means....(to be fair: perhaps most Europeans in 1983 understood the history without needing reference books, but this U.S. home video viewer in 2002 would have appreciated a bit more historical context)

As for the rest of the film....Slow, slow, slow. And with a lot of extraneous elements that never seemed to go anywhere.

Frankly, I was hoping for more romance between the two women, which you never really see. You just get Isabelle Huppert's husband being angry all the time.

And for the record, I didn't like the way the Miou-Miou character kept insulting her young son. None of these characters were particularly likeable, not even Isabelle Huppert. The ugliness of the characters detracted from my enjoyment of this, too.

I suppose this was considered really "avant garde" or something, in terms of subject matter, back in 1983, when it was released. But today it just falls really flat. A disappointment.


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