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We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)

Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 7 September 1972 (Italy)
A husband and wife in a loveless marriage struggle to remain ignorant to their failed relationship.

Director:

Maurice Pialat

Writer:

Maurice Pialat (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marlène Jobert ... Catherine
Jean Yanne ... Jean
Christine Fabréga Christine Fabréga ... Mère de Catherine
Patricia Pierangeli Patricia Pierangeli ... Annie
Jacques Galland Jacques Galland ... Père de Catherine
Maurice Risch Maurice Risch ... Michel
Harry-Max Harry-Max ... Père de Jean
Muse Dalbray Muse Dalbray ... La grand-mère de Catherine
Macha Méril ... Françoise
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Storyline

Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ephemeral nature of their marriage. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 September 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

We Won't Grow Old Together See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,016, 16 November 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,104, 9 June 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,676,979
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lido Films, Empire Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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LA CREATION
("By thee with grace")
Franz Joseph Haydn (as Haydn)
Musica AEterna
direction Frederic Waldman
DECCA 410 002
Soprano: Judith Raskin (uncredited)
Tenor: John McCollum (uncredited)
Bass: Chester Watson (uncredited)
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"Uncommonly realistic and naturalistic love-story..."
14 November 2011 | by SindreKaspersenSee all my reviews

This French romantic drama adapted from a novel written by auteur director Maurice Pialat himself, tells the story about a turbulent and passionate relationship between a man named Jean and a woman named Catherine.

Maurice Pialat's second feature film "We Won't Grow Old Together" is an uncommonly realistic and naturalistic love-story, driven by its arduous narrative, fierce dialog and varied pace. As the story unfolds, Maurice Pialat moves closer and closer into the minds of the main characters, and with his expressive screenplay and acute camera work, he gives an in-depth and meticulous examination of a romantic relationship between a middle aged couple which is interpreted with authenticity and emotional endurance by Jean Yanne and Marlène Jobert. Like Ingmar Bergman, Mike Nichols, Lindsay Anderson and John Cassavetes, Maurice Pialat reaches a level of realism, intensity and honesty which is admirable to watch. This semi-autobiographical tour-de-force is a rigorous study of character. Recommended for those interested in auteur directors, French cinema, cinema history or romantic dramas from any period. The kind of movie that immediately captures the viewer.


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