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The Fire Within ()

Le feu follet (original title)
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Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good old... See more »

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Alain Leroy
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Lydia
Yvonne Clech ...
Mademoiselle Farnoux
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D'Averseau
Jean-Paul Moulinot ...
Dr. La Barbinais
Mona Dol ...
Madame La Barbinais
Pierre Moncorbier ...
Moraine
René Dupuy ...
Charlie (as René Dupuis)
Bernard Tiphaine ...
Milou
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Dubourg
Ursula Kubler ...
Fanny
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Eva
Alain Mottet ...
Urcel
François Gragnon ...
François Minville
Romain Bouteille ...
Jérôme Minville
Jacques Sereys ...
Cyrille Lavaud
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Solange
Claude Deschamps ...
Maria
Tony Taffin ...
Brancion
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Frédéric
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madeleine Declercq ...
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Claude Deleusse ...
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Darling Légitimus ...
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Michèle Mahaut ...
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Vera Valdez ...
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Directed by

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Louis Malle

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Pierre Drieu La Rochelle ... (based on the novel by) (as Drieu La Rochelle)
 
Louis Malle ... (adaptation) (uncredited)

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Ghislain Cloquet ... director of photography

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Suzanne Baron

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Monique Nana ... assistant editor

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Bernard Evein

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Gitt Magrini

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Jean Pieuchot ... unit manager
Alain Quefféléan ... production manager

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Philippe Collin ... collaborating director
Volker Schlöndorff ... assistant director (as Volker Schloendorff)

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Jean Nény ... sound mixer
Guy Villette ... sound engineer

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Étienne Becker ... camera operator
Jean Chiabaut ... assistant camera (as Jean Chiabot)
Georges Pierre ... still photographer

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Gérard Crosnier ... location manager

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Claude Helffer ... piano
Erik Satie ... music

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Élisabeth Rappeneau ... script girl

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Plot Summary

Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good old days' friends. None of them will be helpful, increasing Alain's distress. Written by Yepok

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Also Known As
  • The Fire Within (United States)
  • A Time to Live and a Time to Die (United Kingdom)
  • Le Feu Follet (United Kingdom)
  • El foc follet (Spain, Catalan title)
  • El fuego fatuo (Spain)
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  • 108 min
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Trivia For the first two days, filming was done in color. However, director Louis Malle realized that this was a distraction from the story, so he decided to film in black-and-white. See more »
Goofs As Alain walks on the streets of Paris, the crew (pushing the dolly) is visible on the shop windows he passes by. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Jusqu'au 23 juillet (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Trois Gymnopédies See more »
Quotes Alain Leroy: Tomorrow, I kill myself.
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