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Live for Life (1967)

Vivre pour vivre (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 14 September 1967 (France)
Robert Colomb, a famous TV newscaster, is married to Catherine, but is continually unfaithful. He is about to replace his current mistress, Mireille, with Jacqueline when he meets, and ... See full summary »


Claude Lelouch
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Yves Montand ... Robert Colomb
Candice Bergen ... Candice
Annie Girardot ... Catherine Colomb
Irène Tunc ... Mireille
Anouk Ferjac ... Jacqueline
Uta Taeger Uta Taeger ... Lucie / Maid
Jean Collomb Jean Collomb ... Le maître d'hôtel / Waiter
Michel Parbot Michel Parbot ... Michel
Jacques Portet Jacques Portet ... Un ami de Candice / Photographer
Louis Lyonnet Louis Lyonnet ... Le chef des mercenaires
Maurice Seveno Maurice Seveno ... Self / En personne
Amidou ... Un photographe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Léon Zitrone Léon Zitrone ... Le présentateur télé


Robert Colomb, a famous TV newscaster, is married to Catherine, but is continually unfaithful. He is about to replace his current mistress, Mireille, with Jacqueline when he meets, and becomes fascinated with Candice. He takes her along on an assignment in Kenya and later establishes an "arrangement" with her in Amsterdam. When he tells Catherine about the affair, she is silent. He is assigned to Viet Nam, tells Candice their affair is over and, to his astonishment, discovers that is more than acceptable to her as she as tired of him. Returning from a Vietnamese prison he decides to return also to Catherine, but discovers she has made a new life for herself. He ponders whether he should break into her life again, rekindle their old love or just disappear from her life. While he is pondering, Catherine---a big hand for the little lady---makes the decision for this selfish and conceited ass. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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After "A MAN AND A WOMAN", the new love story by Claude Lelouch




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The film was originally scheduled to be released in the Soviet Union in 1968. However, Yves Montand condemned the Soviet military intervention in Czechoslovakia that year which is the why the film was shelved and did not premiere in Moscow until 1975. See more »


Referenced in What's My Line?: Yves Montand (2) (1967) See more »


Des Ronds Dans L'Eau
Composed by Raymond Le Sénéchal
French lyrics by Pierre Barouh
Enligh lyrics by Sonny Miller
Sung in English by Nicole Croisille
Sung in French by Annie Girardot
Published by Unart Music Corporation (BMI)
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If life's for living,what's living for?
23 August 2004 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

I saw the movie when it was theatrically released in 1967.I enjoyed it a lot.But when I saw it again on the telly a few years back,I asked myself:"How could I have come to like that?" I could say the same of all the Lelouch I saw when I was young.Those movies have become dated ,politically correct (with the exception of "la vie l'amour la mort" but it was Lelouch dutifully stepping into the shoes of André Cayatte),sometimes entertaining (le voyou:1970;la bonne année :1974),often so overlooong and pretentious they are almost unbearable (toute une vie:1974;les uns et les autres:1981).

"Vivre pour vivre" is still watchable,at a pinch ,for the actors (the best of the three leads is arguably Annie Girardot).The historical context (the Vietnam war) adds nothing to the psychological plot and dates the movie.

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