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A Man and a Woman (1966)

Un homme et une femme (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 12 July 1966 (USA)
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A widow and a widower find their relationship developing into love, but their past tragedies prove hard to overcome, causing them to proceed with utmost delicacy.

Director:

Claude Lelouch
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Anouk Aimée ... Anne Gauthier
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Jean-Louis Duroc (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
Pierre Barouh Pierre Barouh ... Pierre Gauthier
Valérie Lagrange ... Valerie Duroc
Antoine Sire Antoine Sire ... Antoine Duroc (as Antoine)
Souad Amidou Souad Amidou ... Françoise Gauthier (as Souad)
Henri Chemin Henri Chemin ... Jean-Louis' Codriver
Yane Barry Yane Barry ... Mistress of Jean-Louis
Paul Le Person ... Garage Man
Simone Paris Simone Paris ... Head Mistress
Gérard Sire Gérard Sire ... Announcer
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A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their children's boarding school. Slowly the widower and widow reveal themselves to each other, with each revelation hidden by a misperception. They become closer and closer, until she reveals that she can't have a lover because her husband's memory is still far too strong. Much of the film is told wordlessly in actions or through hearing each person's thoughts. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Claude Lelouch shot this movie with a team of seven persons only. See more »

Quotes

Jean-Louis Duroc: Some Sundays start well and end badly. It's hard to believe- It's crazy to refuse happiness. If I had to go through this again, What would I do? Is there anything else I could do? To see her for months on end as a pal. What happens? You end up being pals, maybe. She wired, 'I love you.' Admit it boy, you just don't understand women.
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Connections

Referenced in Dokonalý svet: První dáma (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Plus fort que nous
Music by Francis Lai
Lyrics by Pierre Barouh
Performed by Nicole Croisille and Pierre Barouh
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A 'special' love story—with very nice music—not told in a logical way
16 April 2008 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

That night Anne Gauthier (Aimée) missed her train… Jean-Louis Duroc (Trintignant) offered her a ride back to Paris… Both had their children at the Deauville boarding school… She has a girl named Françoise and he has a boy named Antoine… Jean-Louis knew that her husband was a stuntman who had a tragic accident… She knew that he was married and his wife commits suicide…

Claude Lelouch begins his sensitive exploration on that boat ride where there was a completely different energy in the air, where the sea was seen alive in all its many mood and through intentions looks, and lingering hands he let us know that yes, something was beginning to happen between Anne and Jean-Louis… On that wonderful beach—and through long shots—we see the couple with their children walking, playing, running with hundreds of seagulls screaming all around…

There was a great chemistry between Aimée and Trintignant in "A Man and a Woman"… The attraction between the two stars really resonated… Aimée was very sweet and gorgeous as a woman, but her constant incursions into the past left her experience with more sorrow than joy…

Trintignant was charming… His acting extremely natural… When he received Anne's telegram he left his elegant dinner and took his car driving hundreds of kilometers to join Anne and be with the children…

Lelouch captures breathtaking shots of Deauville's spectacular beach… We all remember the unforgettable scene of the man walking alike as his dog…

The film won Oscars for Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film


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Country:

France

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French | English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 July 1966 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,666
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Les Films 13 See more »
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Mono

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Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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