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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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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
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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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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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French director Maurice Pialat chronicled the end of a troubled relationship in his personal film 'We Won't Grow Old Together'.
30 June 2015 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

It is hard to deny that for some narcissistic gonzos cinema is nothing less than a veritable personal fiefdom where any narcissist can shamelessly indulge in prolonged bouts of self-centeredness. It is with such a dangerous thought that one can recognize Maurice Pialat as the poster boy of this kind of explosive film making. His film 'We Won't Grow Old Together' bears too many marks of his repulsive personality that there would hardly be any viewers who would be in a healthy frame of mind to consider it as an entertaining film. Obnoxious behavior, lack of responsibility and hypocritical stance vis à vis male female relationship can be identified with ease in this film. Experienced French actors Jean Yanne and Marlène Jobert are the key reason to watch this long- métrage about a troubled relationship. They have worked too hard to portray the inner feelings of a difficult albeit creative director who was unable to strike a fine balance between his personal as well as professional life.


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