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In Praise of Love (2001)

Éloge de l'amour (original title)
PG | | Drama | 16 May 2001 (France)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruno Putzulu ...
Edgar
Cécile Camp ...
Elle
Jean Davy ...
Grandfather
Françoise Verny ...
Grandmother
Audrey Klebaner ...
Eglantine
Jérémie Lippmann ...
Perceval
Claude Baignières ...
Mr. Rosenthal
Rémo Forlani ...
Mayor Forlani
Mark Hunter ...
U.S. Journalist
Jean Lacouture ...
Historian
Philippe Lyrette ...
Philippe, Edgar's Assistant
Bruno Mesrine ...
Magician
Djéloul Beghoura ...
Algerian (as Djelloul Beghoura)
Violeta Ferrer ...
Woman 1
Valérie Ortlieb ...
Woman 2
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Storyline

In part one there is talk of a project on the subject of love, with the example of three couples, one young, one mature and the other elderly. At this point the author comes into contact with a young woman he had already met three years earlier. Just as the project is about to become reality, all problems of an artistic or financial nature having been resolved, the author learns that the young woman has died. Part two concerns the events of three years earlier. While interviewing an historian, the future author meets for the first time the young woman, who is training as a lawyer. She has been asked by her own grandparents, formerly of the French resistance, to examine a contract offered to them by Americans who want to make a film about their activities during the Nazi occupation of France. Written by Shihlun Chang

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Rated PG for thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

Elogio del amor  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$38,844 (USA) (6 September 2002)

Gross:

$251,717 (USA) (9 May 2003)
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Features American Beauty (1999) See more »

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L'Atalante
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It's not cinema...
2 November 2003 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

I went to see this movie prompted by critics that placed it up there in the pantheon of masterpieces. Never was I let down this much before! Apart from the on going dialogues that may or may not be profound or interesting, the art of cinema is not really present. I believe good cinema is what makes you want to see a movie again and again even if you do not follow the story/stories. "Breathless" is such a movie. This one isn't. When characters seem far more intelligent than those behind the camera we have a failure. It is as if they have escaped the movie-making process and every directors attempt to control his material seems futile.


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