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Release Date:
23 May 1984 (France) See more »
A desperate alcoholic reaches a turning-point in his life when he meets a strange woman in a railway carriage: they make love, but then she leaves. Chasing after the girl, he clings to her as if she were his final chance. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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"Adieu au langage" - "Goodbye to Language": A Works Cited
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Alain Delon ... Robert Avranche

Nathalie Baye ... Donatienne Pouget / Marie-Thérèse Chatelard / Geneviève Avranche
Gérard Darmon ... Duval
Geneviève Fontanel ... Madeleine Pecqueur

Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... The second passenger
Sabine Haudepin ... Carmen
Jean-François Stévenin ... Chatelard
Ginette Garcin ... The florist
Michel Galabru ... Emile Pecqueur
Philippe Laudenbach ... Sam
Paul Guers ... Clark
Jean-Louis Foulquier ... Bob
Jacques Pisias ... Fred (as Firmin)

Vincent Lindon ... Brechet
Norbert Letheule ... Paraiso

Bernard Farcy ... Farid
Pierre Le Rumeur
Michel Peyrelon ... A neighbour

Jean-Claude Dreyfus ... A neighbour

Jean Reno ... A neighbour
Christian Bouillette ... A neighbour
Jacques Denis ... A neighbour
Nadia Barentin
Eric Prat
Sébastien Floche
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stéphane Boucher ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Bertrand Blier 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bertrand Blier 

Produced by
Alain Sarde .... producer
Original Music by
Laurent Rossi 
Cinematography by
Jean Penzer 
Film Editing by
Claudine Merlin 
Production Design by
Bernard Evein 
Costume Design by
Michèle Cerf 
Andree Demarez  (as Andree Desmarez)
Irénée Martin  (as Irenee Martin)
Marie-Françoise Perochon 
Makeup Department
Françoise Andrejka .... makeup artist
Jean-Pierre Eychenne .... makeup artist
Fouzia Harleman .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Gérard Crosnier .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bertrand Arthuys .... assistant director
Luc Goldenberg .... first assistant director
Emmanuel Jardin .... associate director
Art Department
Colombe Anovilh .... set dresser
Georges Bouillette .... construction coordinator
Gabriel Béchir .... set dresser (as Gabriel Bachir)
Jean Colin .... set dresser
Michel Grimaud .... property master
André Guérin .... set dresser (as Andre Guerin)
Gérard James .... set dresser (as Gerard James)
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... sound mix technician
Bernard Bats .... sound
Dominique Hennequin .... sound
Michel Kharat .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Yves Agostini .... camera operator
Michel Coteret .... assistant camera
Gilbert Darraux .... key grip
André Nové .... gaffer (as Andre Nove)
Eric Vallée .... assistant camera (as Eric Vallee)
Editorial Department
Jeanne Kef .... assistant editor
Annick Menier .... assistant editor
Sylvie Quester .... assistant editor
Philippe Tourret .... color timer
Other crew
Daniel Champagnon .... production administrator
Annie Maurel .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Our Story" - , International (English title) (literal title)
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Brazil:110 min | Argentina:110 min | USA:110 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A beery tale, 24 January 2010
Author: Bob Taylor ( from Canada

This film is just about unclassifiable. What rubric do we put it under: melodrama, comedy, political satire, Pirandellian experiment? What is clear is that Alain Delon goes further towards demolishing his sexy warrior image than he ever did before or since. Here is an extroverted actor at home playing cops or gangsters, the only French actor I know who could team with Charles Bronson in a thriller and bring it off, and here he is playing a cheerless, withdrawn alcoholic garage owner. There is hardly any plot to hang on to, just a series of vignettes with characters describing their various joys or troubles. Somebody should have told Bertrand Blier that assembling 20 or so people in a house and getting them to philosophize is NEVER funny.

Delon does his new persona very well, and deserved the César award he got. Nathalie Baye has a big part, playing three different women, and is always funny and touching. The other players have much less interesting things to do, and the picture is overlong at 1hr.50min.

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