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The Lovers (1958)

Les amants (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 26 October 1959 (USA)
Saddled with a dull husband and a foolish lover, a woman has an affair with a stranger.

Director:

Louis Malle

Writer:

Louise de Vilmorin (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeanne Moreau ... Jeanne Tournier
Jean-Marc Bory ... Bernard Dubois-Lambert
Judith Magre ... Maggy Thiebaut-Leroy
José Luis de Vilallonga ... Raoul Florès (as José Villalonga)
Gaston Modot ... Coudray
Pierre Frag Pierre Frag
Michèle Girardon ... Hélène Cavalier
Gib Grossac Gib Grossac
Lucienne Hamon Lucienne Hamon ... Chantal
Georgette Lobre Georgette Lobre ... Marthe
Claude Mansard Claude Mansard ... Marcelot (as Claude Mansart)
Alain Cuny ... Henri Tournier
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Storyline

Bored with her husband, bored with her polo-playing lover, will the middle-aged heroine go away with the young man who gave her a lift that day when her car broke down on the way back to her country estate from a weekend with her lover in Paris? Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 October 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lovers See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Québec)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "Cartre De Tendre" map used under the opening credits,a kind of map of the geography of Love,was the creation of the 17th Century French philosopher Madeleine De Scudery. See more »

Quotes

Raoul Florès: I was in Russia as a tourist.
Henri Tournier: Then you saw nothing.
Raoul Florès: I found Dostoyevsky, Gogol, Tolstoy...
Maggy Thiebaut-Leroy: Raoul has friends everywhere.
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Connections

Referenced in The Secret Cinema (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Streichsextett No. 1
(uncredited)
Op.18: Movement II--Andante ma moderato
Music by Johannes Brahms
Conducted by Serge Baudo
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One of Moreau's best with beautiful music to match.
25 July 1999 | by Billy-27See all my reviews

I was never a Jeanne Moreau fan before this film. This is one of her best performances. She plays the bored wife looking for love with dignity, honesty and passion. The music by Brahms during the evening love scenes adds additional emotion to this film. I found the story line simple, yet compelling and refreshing.


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