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Director:
Writers:
Arlette Langmann (scenario and dialogue) &
Maurice Pialat (scenario and dialogue)
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Release Date:
16 November 1983 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Suzanne is 15 and is having sex with many boys, just for fun, but did not manage to really love one of them... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Notable, yet overlooked piece of French cinema See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sandrine Bonnaire ... Suzanne

Maurice Pialat ... Le père
Christophe Odent ... Michel
Dominique Besnehard ... Robert

Cyril Collard ... Jean-Pierre
Jacques Fieschi ... Le beau-frère
Valérie Schlumberger ... Marie-France
Evelyne Ker ... La mère
Pierre Novion ... Adrien
Tsilka Theodorou ... Fanny
Cyr Boitard ... Luc
Anne-Marie Nivelle ... Mère Jean-Pierre
Anne-Sophie Maillé ... Anne
Pierre-Loup Rajot ... Bernard
Jean-Paul Camail ... Angelo
Maïté Maillé ... Martine
Isabelle Prade ... Solange
Caroline Cibot ... Charline
Alexis Quentin ... Richard
Hervé Austen ... Freddy
Alexandre De Dardel ... Alex
Vanghel Theodorou ... Claude
Caroline Legendre ... Géraldine
Eric Viellard ... Henri
Tom Stevens ... L'Américain
Loïc Ermel ... 1er marin
Claude Blachowiak ... 2e marin
Nathalie Gureghian ... Nathalie
Paul Lugagne ... Le directeur
Gwénnolé Laurent ... Le moniteur

Directed by
Maurice Pialat 
 
Writing credits
Arlette Langmann (scenario and dialogue) &
Maurice Pialat (scenario and dialogue)

Produced by
Micheline Pialat .... executive producer
Emmanuel Schlumberger .... associate producer
Daniel Toscan du Plantier .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jacques Loiseleux 
 
Film Editing by
Valérie Condroyer 
Sophie Coussein 
Yann Dedet 
 
Production Design by
Jean-Paul Camail 
Arlette Langmann 
 
Costume Design by
Martha De Villalonga 
Valérie Schlumberger 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian Argentino .... assistant director
Cyril Collard .... assistant director
Florence Quentin .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Julien Cloquet .... boom operator
François de Morant .... sound mixer
Dominique Hennequin .... sound re-recording mixer
Thierry Jeandroz .... sound
Jonathan Liebling .... foley artist
Jean Umansky .... sound
John Marshall .... associate dubbing editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Fournié .... camera operator
Patrice Guillou .... assistant camera
Pierre Novion .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Jean Gargonne .... assistant editor
Corinne Lazare .... assistant editor
Catherine Legault .... assistant editor
Nathalie Letrosne .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Klaus Nomi .... singer
 
Other crew
Marie-Florence Roncayolo .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"À nos amours." - France (original title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Goofs:
Continuity: In the sequence with the American, Suzanne's outfit changes from a one-shoulder black dress with white stripes trimming just the top of the bodice, to a one-shoulder black&white striped top with a black skirt, and back again.See more »
Quotes:
Luc:[on Suzanne] What's the pain in the ass doing here?
Anne:Don't be mean, Luc.
Luc:She bugs me. She doesn't have to follow me around.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Cold SongSee more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Notable, yet overlooked piece of French cinema, 10 March 2008
Author: sleestaker from Mississippi

For many, the lack of a defined storyline is maddening, often resulting in a less than satisfying experience. Almost stream-of-consciousness in its approach, Maurice Pialat's À Nos Amours does not appear to have much story structure, but the story is most definitely there and is related with a subtlety not often found in modern film.

Bonnaire's portrayal of Susanne is brilliant (as others have said), and her almost wistful sadness permeates the performance. In one scene, her father (played by Pialat) says, "You never smile anymore," indicating the transformation of Susanne from innocence to experience. The men in her life are shown only for the time she is with them. There is neither introduction upon their arrival nor explanation as to their departure. Pialat uses this method to show Susanne's lack of emotional investment in these temporary romances.

The only men who do return are her father, her brother, and Luc, her one real love. It is when she is with these men that she shows her true self, rather than the detached uncaring girl who sleeps around in an effort to replace them. The dialogue drives this film. There is little music, save the inspired use of Klaus Nomi's "The Cold Song". The sad wailing of Nomi's pseudo-operatic vocal against the opening credits of Susanne in the pulpit of a boat is a wonderful moment.

Long out of print, this film is now available on DVD. It is deserving of a look by the discerning cinephile who may have missed it 25 years ago.

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