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Adorable menteuse (1962)

Juliette is a young woman who lies to everyone. She lies to all men she attracts with her womanly charms. But when she falls for an older man her reputation as a liar precedes her and she cannot convince him that he really does love him.

Director:

Michel Deville

Writers:

Nina Companeez (dialogue), Nina Companeez (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Marina Vlady ... Juliette
Macha Méril ... Sophie
Michel Vitold Michel Vitold ... Antoine
Jean-Marc Bory ... Martin
Claude Nicot Claude Nicot ... Sebastien
Ginette Letondal ... Jacky
Jean-Pierre Moulin Jean-Pierre Moulin ... Vincent
François Dalou François Dalou ... Thomas
Michael Lonsdale ... Albert (as Michel Lonsdale)
Christian Alers Christian Alers ... Robert - l'inconnu
Jean-François Calvé ... Simon
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Juliette is a young woman who lies to everyone. She lies to all men she attracts with her womanly charms. But when she falls for an older man her reputation as a liar precedes her and she cannot convince him that he really does love him.

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Finger licking!
25 February 2009 | by daniel-charles2See all my reviews

In this early Deville movie, one finds already the lightness, the apparent frivolity which will still exists 40 years later in movies like Un monde si paisible. Adorable menteuse is the story of an archetypal airhead (hmm- yes, blonde), of her lies and not much else. Not much else apart from: being confronted with reality, the nature of joie de vivre, love and all that. It has the lightness of a soufflé. This sort of inconsequential story is of course the most difficult to tell, but Deville's sure hand avoids all the traps of sentimentality, and gives us a wonderful lesson in cinema. Seen four decades later, this movie acquires also the function of a time capsule: this was Paris in the early sixties, there was an air of joyful excitement which today's politically correct movies lack. Definitely a fingerlicking movie!


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 February 1962 (France) See more »

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Eléfilm See more »
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