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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:
Pialat dishes out dime store misanthropy without impact 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:
Suzanne:I'm only happy when I'm with a guy.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Cold SongSee more »

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10 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Pialat dishes out dime store misanthropy without impact, 2 June 2009
Author: timmy_501 from United States

A Nos Amours is the story of Suzanne, a promiscuous young girl with a troubled home life. In spite of their wealth, her family is very dysfunctional and pretty much every one of them (Suzanne, her brother, and her two parents) hits every other one at some point in the movie but the abuse they dish out is verbal just as often as it is physical. As a result, Suzanne is already in the early stages of being a slut by the time she is sixteen. As the film begins she has been dating a young man who really seems to care about her but she is unwilling to share any type of intimacy with him. It isn't long before we see Suzanne having sex with strangers or casual acquaintances who are less likely to want a real emotional bond with her and hence pose less of a threat to her fragile mental state.

Pialat's style in this film could be defined as minimalist but he still covers a pretty big stretch of Suzanne's life. The film's very loose chronology is completely linear but different amounts of time take place between each scene. Early on it seems that the entire film will take place over one year of Suzanne's life but before long there are entire months or years between scenes. Some major events happen but none of them are really explored with any depth. For me this is the film's major flaw: since major plot events (and there are many) are briefly shown or only hinted at we can't see how each character reacts and the film is robbed of all dramatic impact. Once I realized that the film was inherently undramatic I began to expect some sort of character based movie but Pialat completely fails at creating three dimensional characters. I suppose the idea here must have been to keep it universal and make some sort of statement about the impossibility of people to connect to each other even when they have the most reason to do so. This message comes off as trite at best and misanthropic at worst. I suppose the misery porn crowd that digs melodrama and cynicism will be likely to enjoy this film but I imagine they'll be the only ones.

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