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The Things of Life (1970)

Les choses de la vie (original title)
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A highway engineer is involved in a car crash, after which, near death, he remembers his life leading up to the accident.

Director:

Claude Sautet

Writers:

Sandro Continenza (dialogue: Italian version), Jean-Loup Dabadie (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Piccoli ... Pierre Bérard
Romy Schneider ... Hélène
Gérard Lartigau Gérard Lartigau ... Bertrand Bérard
Jean Bouise ... François
Boby Lapointe Boby Lapointe ... Le bétailleur
Hervé Sand Hervé Sand ... Le camionneur
Jacques Richard Jacques Richard ... L'infirmier
Betty Beckers Betty Beckers ... L'autostoppeuse
Dominique Zardi Dominique Zardi ... L'autostoppeur
Gabrielle Doulcet Gabrielle Doulcet ... Guitte
Roger Crouzet Roger Crouzet ... Le promoteur
Henri Nassiet Henri Nassiet ... M. Bérard, le père de Pierre
Claude Confortès Claude Confortès ... Le docteur
Jerry Brouer Jerry Brouer ... Le prétendant
Jean Gras Jean Gras ... Georges, le chef de chantier
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Storyline

Pierre, a successful engineer in building highways has a traffic accident. Being seriously wounded, he is lying waiting for death and remembering his past in flashbacks. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Official French Entry, Cannes Film Festival

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Cigarette count: 46 See more »

Goofs

In the car crash scene, the stunt double for Michel Piccoli is seen wearing brown gloves in close-ups. However Piccoli is bare-handed while driving. See more »

Quotes

Hélène: Tu m'aimes parce que je suis là. Mais s'il faut traverser la rue pour me rejoindre tu es perdu.
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Featured in My Journey Through French Cinema (2016) See more »

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L'Accident Ralenti
Written by Philippe Sarde
Performed by Jean-Michel Defaye Et Son Orchestre
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about life
17 April 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

in its small aspects. as the traits of an accident. as choices and happy days and love and expectations and miracles and secrets and summer days and bicycle ways and smiles and words and choices. a film like others by Claude Sautet. a film like many others from French cinema. the difference - the special chemistry between Romy Schneider and Michel Piccoli. this is the detail who does difference. and impose a special flavor to a simple and ordinary story.


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Country:

Switzerland | France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 March 1970 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,063

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,063
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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