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Love on a Pillow (1962)

Le repos du guerrier (original title)
Not Rated | | Romance, Drama | 5 September 1962 (France)
A young girl rescues a man from a suicide attempt. He turns out to be a sociopath, who begins to take over her life, abusing her both verbally and emotionally, yet she can't seem to tear herself away from him.

Director:

Roger Vadim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brigitte Bardot ... Geneviève Le Theil
Robert Hossein ... Renaud Sarti
Jean-Marc Bory ... Pierre Leroy
Michel Serrault ... Maître Varange
Jacqueline Porel Jacqueline Porel ... Madame Le Theil - la mère de Geneviève
Jean-Marc Tennberg Jean-Marc Tennberg ... Coco
Robert Dalban ... Le brigadier
Ursula Kubler Ursula Kubler ... L'infirmière
Christian Melsen Christian Melsen ... L'inspecteur de police
Macha Méril ... Raphaële (as Macha Meril)
James Robertson Justice ... Katov - un sculpteur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Aminel Georges Aminel ... Katov (voice)
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Storyline

When the Parisian bourgeois Geneviève Le Theil travels to Dijon to resolve outstanding subjects in the inheritance left by her wealthy aunt, she mistakenly opens the door of another room in the hotel, finding a suicidal near death on the bed. Later Geneviève goes to the hospital and is introduced to Renaud Sarti, the nihilistic alcoholic vagrant she saved. Geneviève falls in love for Renaud and brings him to her apartment in Paris, initiating a destructive, masochistic and corrupt relationship with the abusive man. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Romance | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 September 1962 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Love on a Pillow See more »

Filming Locations:

Dijon, Côte-d'Or, France See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Francos Films, Incei Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Geneviève Le Theil: The blinds were open. Renaud that's terrible!
Renaud Sarti: What's terrible? To be in the nude? Haven't you read the Bible? You body isn't obscene. What's obscene is the way that gentleman was spying on you and the thoughts he was having. Don't move, woman of scruples.
Geneviève Le Theil: When I think of who I was 10 days ago. I don't think I'd recognize myself on the street. I can't even be ashamed anymore.
Renaud Sarti: If you can love, just love being in love - or say nothing.
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Referenced in Who Killed Teddy Bear (1965) See more »

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a lazy movie
27 September 2003 | by wrvisser-leusden-nlSee all my reviews

'Le repos du guerrier' is characterized by its mood. A slow, laid-back, not to say inert mood. Getting into it is an absolute condition to appreciate this movie, I think. Otherwise watching will be very boring.

However, I detected one scene that may unite appreciators and non-appreciators. Its jazz-tune, somewhere halfway this movie, really is very good.

All in all a movie with an unususal thin story, even for Bardot-standards. That may be inspired by the Italian Fellini/Antonioni-movies, whcih were very fashionable in 1962. If 'repos' provides us with any theme, it's about the battle of the sexes. Brigitte comes out victorious: a foregone conclusion, given the nitwit-character of her male counterpart.


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