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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 »
Awards:
3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Greatest French film of last thirty years See more (15 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
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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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Additional Details

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:
Le père:You think you're in love, but you just want to be loved.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in JCVD (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Cold SongSee more »

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29 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Greatest French film of last thirty years, 22 October 2006
Author: Bob Taylor (bob998@sympatico.ca) from Canada

Let me get it off my chest now: I'm very disappointed in the lack of notice given Pialat's films. Why am I only the fifth person to review À nos amours, and not the 500th? This is the sixth feature by Pialat, and it is a masterpiece. The travails of Suzanne and her family have universal implications; if you think only of her relations with her brother Robert--violent at times, yet often tender and half-incestuous--that's enough material for a film in itself. Some people are bothered by the promiscuous nature of Suzanne's love life, how she just doesn't behave like a regular teenage girl should. I have met a girl like her.

About two-thirds of the way through, we are confronted with a scene of astonishing virtuosity: the party at the family home, into which erupts the absent father, played by Pialat himself. The script the actors had been given gave no notice of this plot turn; it is fascinating to watch eight actors dealing with this incredible event--no one blows the scene, no matter how dumbfounded they must have been. For about ten minutes, we get pure acting, or reacting, however you want to put it. This is the kind of film event that makes movies worthwhile.

Bonnaire is tremendous, it's one of the greatest debuts in film history. Pialat as the father is great, all the more remarkable in that he had never acted before. The dimple scene is wonderful. Dominique Besnehard has to bring off an unsympathetic role as the brother, and he performs very well.

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