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L'amour fou (1969)

During the rehearsals for the production of the tragedy Andromaque, the leading actress and her director, a couple behind the scenes, can't find a way to leave their personal problems at ... See full summary »

Director:

Jacques Rivette

Writers:

Jacques Rivette (screenplay), Marilù Parolini (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bulle Ogier ... Claire
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Sébastien / Pyrrhus
Josée Destoop Josée Destoop ... Marta-Hermione
Michèle Moretti Michèle Moretti ... Michèle
Celia Celia ... Célia / Andromaque
Françoise Godde Françoise Godde ... Françoise / Cléone
Maddly Bamy Maddly Bamy ... Maddly-Céphise
Liliane Bordoni Liliane Bordoni ... Puck
Yves Beneyton Yves Beneyton ... Yves / Oreste
Dennis Berry Dennis Berry ... Dennis / Pylade
Michel Delahaye Michel Delahaye ... Michel / Phoenix
André S. Labarthe André S. Labarthe ... Television Director
Didier Léon Didier Léon ... Didier
Claude Richard Claude Richard ... Philippe (as Claude Eric Richard)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Étienne Becker Étienne Becker
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During the rehearsals for the production of the tragedy Andromaque, the leading actress and her director, a couple behind the scenes, can't find a way to leave their personal problems at home. And life imitates fiction, creating a real tragedy for this couple when the man finds comfort with other women while the actress prefers to stay focused on her work, as if nothing is happening with her partner. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 January 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor loco See more »

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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(Yawn)
28 April 2013 | by cstotlar-1See all my reviews

I saw this back when it was released in Paris. In those days I had only begun to watch films seriously so I didn't have much experience concerning when to leave or when I was allowed to get bored. I stayed through the whole thing - all three hours plus - and came out genuinely perplexed. It was a talkathon, no question about that, and at times it seemed to me that the actors were just making things up as they went along, just treading dramatic water as it were. Although not much of anything happened or was even said, the characters discussed the nothingness to the point of madness, I thought. It seemed at the time to be a huge joke on the audience. The director did in fact make a commercially viable film years late with "Celine et Julie...", still quite long - to the point of undermining itself - but not as obnoxiously obsessed with its "meaning" or "significance". There are in fact many good French films out there that aren't endurance contests as I subsequently found out.

Curtis Stotlar


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