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Les amants du Flore (2006)

Biographical film about French writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre and their relationship.

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Sarah Stern ...
Tania
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Marina
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Nizan
Laetitia Spigarelli ...
Lola (as Laëtitia Spigarelli)
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Katy
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Mauriac
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Biographical film about French writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre and their relationship.

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It is mentioned that the Flore is on Montparnasse Blvd (as well as La Coupole, which is). As a matter of fact, le Café de Flore is on Blvd. St-Germain and is the pilgrimage spot of the fans of the postwar existancialist period. See more »

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Sad story, not very well told
8 January 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I must say that it is kind of refreshing to see Nelson Algren called "the Chicago guy". All in all, the story is well known, but still so sad. The idea that male self-proclaimed geniuses could convince women of Simone de Beauvoir's intellect to do practically anything; the undeniable fact that celebrity status is enough to evoke sexual attraction… it is very difficult to feel optimism about the fate of women now as then. Yes, freedom begins with one's own wallet, and could do with a room of one's own, but captivity can surpass all this.

It does not help that the movie is rather on an easy, not to say on a kitschy side. Its competitor, Claude Goretta's mini series "Sartre, l'âge des passions" (2006) cannot change the sadness of the story, but at least can tell it in a much more realistic, convincing, and complex way.


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