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Rive droite, rive gauche (1984)

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Paul Senanques
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Alexandra 'Sacha' Vernakis
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Babée Senanques
Bernard Fresson ...
Le 'Président' François-René Pervillard
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Catherine
Jacques Weber ...
Guarrigue - l'associé de Paul
François Bernheim ...
Landau
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Le ministre
Marcel Bozonnet ...
Michel Monblanc
Daniel Colas ...
Franchet
Marc de Jonge ...
Jaffré
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L'animateur
Robert Bruce ...
Bobby
Claude Lecat ...
Marie
Roland Oberlin ...
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8 April 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A slightly unusual role for Gérard Depardieu in that he plays Paul, an energetic and successful young lawyer. Among his clients is Pervillard (Bernard Fresson) a rich and powerful company president, and it's while he's working for him that Paul meets a young lady, Sacha (Nathalie Baye) who Pervillard has fired for not cooperating with his sexual advances.

Even though he is married, Paul falls heavily for Sacha and risks his career by making her case public and the two of them begin an affair. When Paul's wife becomes aware of what is happening, the sparks begin to fly.

Like so many French movies, this is carefully paced rather than hurtling towards a conclusion; it needs to be savoured in order to be properly enjoyed. But, when the leading actors are as able as these four, it is more than worthwhile.


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