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Michel is a middle aged man with a troubled marriage. He feels lonely, has been unfaithful to his wife Isabelle in various occasions, and despite she seems to accept this situation, they... See more »

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Michel
Valentine Tessier ...
La mère
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Isabelle
Lucienne Hamon ...
Juliette
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Henry
Queta Claver ...
Maria-Luisa
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Jose-Luis
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Directrice
Claudia Bianchi ...
Jeune fille
Jenny Astruc ...
Janine
Jean-Claude Bercq ...
Jacques
Marie-France Mignal ...
Mère enfant
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Nicole
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Spaniard at party (uncredited)
Pedro Beltrán ...
Spaniard at party (uncredited)
Paul Bisciglia ...
Le douanier (uncredited)
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Spaniard at party (uncredited)
José Luis Coll ...
Spaniard at Party (uncredited)
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Spaniard at party (uncredited)
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Guitarist (uncredited)
Goyo Lebrero ...
Spaniard at party (uncredited)
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Spaniard at party (uncredited)
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Spaniard at party (uncredited)

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Luis García Berlanga ... (as Luis Berlanga)

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Luis García Berlanga ... (screenplay) (as Luis Berlanga) and
Rafael Azcona ... (screenplay)
 
Luis García Berlanga ... (adaptation) (as Luis Berlanga) &
Rafael Azcona ... (adaptation) &
Jean-Claude Carrière ... (adaptation)

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Christian Ferry ... delegate producer
Alfredo Matas ... delegate producer
Michel Piccoli ... producer

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Maurice Jarre

Cinematography by

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Alain Derobe

Film Editing by

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Françoise Bonnot

Editorial Department

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Annick Menier ... assistant editor
Christine Pinoteau ... trainee assistant editor

Set Decoration by

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Sigfrido Burmann ... (as Sigfrido Burman)
Luis Vázquez ... (as Luis Vasquez)

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Monique Hubsch ... key hair stylist (as Monika Huebsch)
Alfredo Tiberi ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Juan Estelrich ... production manager
Esteban Gutiérrez ... unit manager
José Manuel M. Herrero ... production manager (as Jose-Manuel Herrero)
Henri Jaquillard ... production manager
Paul Lemaire ... unit manager

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Umberto Angelucci ... assistant director
Christian Fuin ... assistant director
José María Gutiérrez Santos ... assistant director (as Jose-Maria Gutierrez)

Art Department

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Charles-Henri Assola ... sculptor: doll (as Henri Assola)
José Sánchez ... property master
Giulio Tamassy ... sculptor: doll (as Giulio Tammasy)
Alexandre Trauner ... key sculptor: doll

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Jean Duguet ... sound mixer / sound
Alberto Escobedo ... sound
Jean-Pierre Lelong ... foley artist

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Bacha ... model maker

Camera and Electrical Department

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Pal Gyulay ... gaffer (as Paul Cyulay)
Jean-Paul Meurisse ... assistant camera
Charles-Henri Montel ... camera operator
Eduardo Noé ... camera operator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rosa García ... costumer

Music Department

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János Sándor ... conductor: The Blue Danube (as Janos Sandor)

Other crew

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Henry Kencker ... administrator
Isabel Mulá ... script supervisor
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Plot Summary

Michel is a middle aged man with a troubled marriage. He feels lonely, has been unfaithful to his wife Isabelle in various occasions, and despite she seems to accept this situation, they both grow apart. Eventually Michel falls in love with the most unexpected "perfect woman": a mannequin. Written by Bulma PunkRocker

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Also Known As
  • Life Size (Grandezza naturale) (Italy)
  • Life size (Italy)
  • Tamaño natural (Spain)
  • Life Size (Belgium, English title)
  • Ihannenainen Made in Japan (Finland)
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  • 101 min
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Did You Know?

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Goofs Manuel Alexandre's character is called "Natalio", yet it's billed as "Jose-Luis" in the end credits cast list. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Despido improcedente (1980). See more »
Soundtracks Parlez-moi d'Amour See more »

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