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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 »
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Pialat juggles detachment and intimacy to intriguing effect 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)
"To Our Loves" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (literal English title), USA (literal English title)
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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 Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Cold SongSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Pialat juggles detachment and intimacy to intriguing effect, 21 May 2011
Author: tomgillespie2002 from United Kingdom

15-year old Suzanne (Sandrine Bonnaire) is a precocious child, living with her mother, her career-driven brother, and her sometimes overbearing father (played by Maurice Pialat). She has recently split from her boyfriend and is intent on moving from man to man in search of sexual pleasures and guardianship. When her father splits from her mother and moves out, home life becomes unbearable as her mother and brother disapprove of her lifestyle. She is most comfortable in the arms of a man, be it one of her seducers or her father. Men seems to flock to her, as she is pretty, charming and is happy to accommodate her admirers.

This is the second film that I've seen directed by French master Maurice Pialat, the other being the excellent L'Enfance Nue. They are both similar films in terms of themes and execution, and tell the familiar coming-of-age story from an original perspective. Whereas the former was a sledgehammer portrayal of a young juvenile causing havoc amongst the various foster homes he was placed, where redemption never seems possible, A Nos Amours' Suzanne is a more sympathetic lead character, and her journey is portrayed in a more subtle manner. While it would be shocking to hear of a 15 year old girl bedding a number of men, Pialat is more focused on what drives her to act this way.

She is not a tease, and she doesn't flaunt her body to anyone who will look. Instead, she seems to simply enjoy the comfort of a man. When the father moves away, her home life falls apart and her bed-mates increase. Perhaps Pialat is trying to portray the impact an absent father can have on a child, or that all women need comforting every once in a while. Or maybe this is an individual character study, with no overriding message. What it most definitely is, though, is a wonderfully acted (especially from the young Bonnaire), intelligent, and intriguing film that has Pialat's usual cold detachment alongside a certain intimacy with the lead character.

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