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Les jeux sont faits (1947)

Two people learn to love each other in the afterlife and get a second chance.

Director:

Jean Delannoy

Writers:

Jean-Paul Sartre (original scenario), Jean-Paul Sartre (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Micheline Presle ... Eva Charlier
Marcello Pagliero Marcello Pagliero ... Pierre Dumaine
Marguerite Moreno ... La dame de l'au-delà
Charles Dullin Charles Dullin ... Le marquis
Fernand Fabre Fernand Fabre ... André Charlier
Jacques Erwin Jacques Erwin ... Jean Aguerra
Colette Ripert ... Lucette
Marcel Mouloudji ... Lucien Derjeu
Guy Decomble Guy Decomble ... Poulain
Howard Vernon ... Le chef milicien
Jim Gérald Jim Gérald ... Renaudel
Renaud Mary Renaud Mary ... Un milicien
André Carnège André Carnège ... Le ministre de la justice
Andrée Ducret Andrée Ducret ... Madame Astin
Robert Dalban ... Georges
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Storyline

Eve and Pierre are killed independently at the same time. They learn to know and love each other in the afterlife. They get a second chance back in life so they can prove their absolute love. But can they put their pasts behind them ? Written by Johannes Stahl

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 July 1947 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chips Are Down See more »

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Production Co:

Les Films Gibé See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A French society woman and a working class man meet in the afterlife, fall in love, and are given a second chance to return to life.
20 May 2005 | by Lwindreich-1See all my reviews

I saw this film in the early 1950s, I believe, and I have never forgotten it. I can't find a listing of it as a video production in any format and wish that it could be restored and shown again. It is a touching story of an aristocratic woman and a working-class tough who die and meet in the afterlife. They fall in love and apply to a registry to get a second chance at life on earth. The conditions being that they stay together and make a success of their union. I particularly remember the depiction of the afterlife, which is populated with people costumed from several past eras, who stroll unseen in the contemporary world. A haunting visual experience and a touching drama.


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