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The Blood of Others (1984)

Le sang des autres (original title)
WWII. In German occupied Paris, Helene is torn between the love for her boyfriend Jean, working for the resistance and the German administrator Bergmann, who will do anything to gain her ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Hélène
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Jean
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Bergman
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Paul
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Gigi
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Madeleine
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Arnaud
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Charles
Marie Bunel ...
Yvonne
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Raoul
Roger Miremont ...
Marcel (as Roger Mirmont)
Christine Laurent ...
Denise
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Madame Blomart
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Monsieur Blomart
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Madame Klotz
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WWII. In German occupied Paris, Helene is torn between the love for her boyfriend Jean, working for the resistance and the German administrator Bergmann, who will do anything to gain her affection. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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2 May 1984 (France)  »

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Trivia

Claude Chabrol cast Micheline Presle in The Blood of Others (1984), one of the many projects he had accepted against the grain and chosen to handle in the most superficial way as possible. When Micheline asked him if he had any ideas about how she should have played her character, he replied that he didn't. The actress eventually played the role to good reviews, leading the director to tell her with self-irony that she had been much more praised than the film itself. See more »

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Ménilmontant
Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
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A good story of war and love!
14 September 1999 | by (Brasilia, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This movie has some points that invites a viewer: first of all, the story is based upon a novel written by the great Simone de Beauvoir; second, the movie has a fine director, Monsieur Claude Chabrol and last but not least, a good cast where we can find some great names, like Jodie Foster and Sam Neill (in a great performance, as a sick and deeply in love nazist). The important is that all these points are not a deception. The movie has a witty and elegant screenplay, the direction of Monsieur Chabrol, if it's not a overwhelming work of art, is good and convincing and the cast is really a standout. A good love and war story that goes on in a pleasant way. Watch out: the very last scene is a really knockout! Cotation (7 of 10).


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