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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 The Lovers of Manon Lescout (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Manon
Words by Serge Gainsbourg
Music by Serge Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier
Performed by Serge Gainsbourg
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When Harry Met Sally & Her Brother the Pimp
31 May 2010 | by rooprectSee all my reviews

In the classic 80s comedy "When Harry Met Sally", the premise is set up by the two lead characters discussing if men and women can truly be friends due to sex getting in the way. According to the male perspective, men are always after sex thereby ruining any friendship. The female perspective is the opposite: that women are not so obsessed with sex and therefore emotions reign.

Here we have a sexy 60s film with a very similar structure, except that the point of discussion is whether infidelity happens at a physical level (sex) or an emotional one (love). The male perspective believes infidelity occurs when a person has sex outside the relationship. The female perspective insists that sex is meaningless, and infidelity occurs only if a person falls in love with someone outside the relationship.

The film wastes no time in setting up the premise and showing us how each character reacts when confronted with the reality of the situations. Having a male perspective myself, I definitely side with the dude. However, I'm sure the point of the film is to give the audience a choice. Beware: if you see this film with your wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend, you might want to avoid discussing it, lest one of you end up sleeping on the couch.

I have to admit that I didn't like this film at first, due to my personal opinion on the matter, but now that I've had a chance to think about it objectively (it's amazing what a night on the couch can do for a guy), I really want to watch it again.


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