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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)
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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Lourd
16 April 2015 | by Zbigniew_KrycsiwikiSee all my reviews

Strikingly photographed, low key cinema verite, sometimes difused, sometimes harsh, high contrast black and white; it's almost like we're watching a film/ play, *and* a "Making Of" documentary of same, as the drama and dissolution of a marriage unfolds during rehearsals for a theatrical production- but the film goes on for four hours, and little happens, until a 20 minutes long mix of amour et fureur, as the couple take axes and chop down the walls of their apartment, and smash their television set with the same ax, vandalise the walls, and maybe reconcile.

I greatly enjoyed Rivette's later, Out 1, and can see its foundation being layed here in its lengthy runtime, and conversations filmed in mirrors, but I found this film to be quite a chore to endure. I look forward to watching Out 1 again, but can't say I have any interest in watching this again (and I watched it twice already, hoping something would click for me, but no such luck)


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