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Love Eternal (1943)

L'éternel retour (original title)
This is a retelling of Tristan and Isolde, set in 1940s France. The script was written by Jean Cocteau.

Director:

Jean Delannoy

Writers:

Jean Cocteau (dialogue), Jean Cocteau (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Madeleine Sologne Madeleine Sologne ... Nathalie la blonde
Jean Marais ... Patrice
Jean Murat ... Marc
Junie Astor ... Nathalie la brune
Roland Toutain ... Lionel
Jane Marken ... Anne (as Jeanne Marken)
Jean d'Yd Jean d'Yd ... Amédée Frossin
Piéral Piéral ... Achille Frossin
Alexandre Rignault Alexandre Rignault ... Morholt
Yvonne de Bray ... Gertrude Frossin
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This is a retelling of Tristan and Isolde, set in 1940s France. The script was written by Jean Cocteau.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 January 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Eternal Return See more »

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Production Co:

Films André Paulvé See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Paris box office: 10,511,384 French francs (11-1-1944). See more »

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Referenced in Les dossiers de l'écran: Boulevard du crépuscule (1969) See more »

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Excellent version of Tristan story
10 October 1998 | by QwikBallSee all my reviews

I thought this film was genius. For this implicit portrayal of Nazi politics to be made in Vichy France is astounding. The sinister Achille is one of the most shockingly real characters I've ever seen. If you speak French, see this movie (do NOT rely on the subtitling...it's shoddy).


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