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Manon 70 (1968)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 February 1968 (France)
The immortal story of beautiful Manon, who - although she loves the tolerant De Grieux - takes many lovers to satisfy her thirst for luxury.

Director:

Jean Aurel

Writers:

Jean Aurel, Abbé Prévost (novel) (as Abbé Antoine-François Prévost) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Catherine Deneuve ... Manon
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Jean-Paul
Sami Frey ... Des Grieux
Elsa Martinelli ... Annie
Robert Webber ... Ravaggi
Paul Hubschmid ... Simon
Claude Génia Claude Génia ... Wife
Jean Martin ... Hotelman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Avram Chris Avram
Manuela von Oppen Manuela von Oppen ... Margaret
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The immortal story of beautiful Manon, who - although she loves the tolerant De Grieux - takes many lovers to satisfy her thirst for luxury.

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Certificate:

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Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

21 February 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ask delisi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Connections

Version of Manon Lescaut (1911) See more »

Soundtracks

Manon
Words by Serge Gainsbourg
Music by Serge Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier
Performed by Serge Gainsbourg
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Very enjoyable

This is a very enjoyable film, and as another poster has said, it has a perfectly cast Catherine Deneuve in the role of Manon. The music becomes a focus of the film, with the sound and lack thereof almost a motif. The film sees Sami Frey's character, Francois, chasing and trying to keep Deneuve's Manon to himself, however she and her brother have been 'trapping' rich men, rather than working for themselves. This film sees Manon have to battle between her love of money and her first 'true love'. Though it is never sentimental drivel. It treats the subject fairly and is interesting throughout. Deneuve would have been about 25 at the time of making this film, and looks fresh and lively in it. Frey, likewise, though it is a Deneuve film. This film has finally become available in the Deneuve box set. It is fun, enjoyable, and never sentimental, has interesting music, and I would recommend it.


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