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Docteur Bruno Sachs
Valérie Dréville ...
Pauline Kasser
Dominique Reymond ...
Mme Leblanc, la secrétaire du docteur
Cécile Arnaud ...
La voisine de Mme Bailly
Etienne Bierry ...
M. Renard
Catherine Boisgontier ...
La femme qui a perdu son frère
Nathalie Boutefeu ...
Viviane, la serveuse
Jean-Claude Bourbault ...
L'homme à l'infarctus
Delphine Brimbeuf ...
La jeune fille enceinte
Christine Brücher ...
La mère d'Annie
Michelle Brûlé ...
La femme à l'hygiène irréprochable
Béatrice Bruno ...
Angèle Pujade
Gilles Charmot ...
Georges
Denis Chérer ...
Le serveur muet à la brasserie
Pierre Diot ...
L'homme au gel anesthésique
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22 September 1999 (France)  »

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Music by Jean-Féry Rebel
Conducted by Reinhard Goebel
Performed by Musica Antiqua Köln
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A perfect movie
14 July 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This is everything one does NOT expect from a movie -there is no action, no beginning and no end, no linearity, and such a multitude of characters... all specifics one generally links to boring experimental or "avant-garde" movies (or just self-centered French movies)- and still "La Maladie de Sachs" works, it grips you and you can't leave it. Michel Deville's art demonstrates, better than most films, the magical hold of cinema. It takes a very real situation (one of the doctors in the village next to mine could have served as model)and transforms it into an universal example, a paradigm of man's behavior in front of illness. And despite the subject, this is an optimistic movie, at times delightfully ironical. This must have been a very challenging film for Deville -but it is not at all a challenging one for the viewer, its so easy to see because it is such a complete, uncanny success. One word of caution though: to really get into the film one needs to see it in French, and have a perfect understanding not only of the language, but of the local habits.


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