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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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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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Trivia

Marlène Jobert tells in her biography that the director Maurice Pialat and lead actor Jean Yanne did not speak to each other on the shooting. She served as an intermediate between the two of them. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

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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The long break-up
11 March 2005 | by bob998See all my reviews

Jean has been married to Francoise for a long time; he has also been Catherine's lover for six years. He goes to the Camargue region to shoot a film, and brings Catherine with him. His behavior is so callous and violent that she takes refuge at her grandmother's house. They reconcile, break up again, then... It's an autobiographical story by a master filmmaker that won the Best Performance award for Jean Yanne at the Cannes Festival.

Jean's problem is that the more he tries to keep Catherine under his control--by wearing her down, making her doubt her own skills, telling her she's vulgar and stupid--the more he doubts that he really has her under his thumb. He thinks he's left wing, a progressive, one of the good guys, but he's just another anxious macho man. Her matrimonial prospects are better than his, but he just can't figure that out.

Jean Yanne turns in a great performance as a touching boor; he's matched by Marlene Jobert as the girlfriend who finally learns to stand up for herself. Christine Fabrega and Jacques Galland as her parents are excellent--they display more grace under pressure than most of us have to in our lifetimes. Macha Meril as Jean's long-suffering wife does not have many scenes, but is superb. She is romantic and warm-hearted, she doesn't approve of her husband's callous treatment of his mistress, but will stand by him.


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