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Private Screening (1973)

Projection privée (original title)
A filmmaker is preparing a film which retraces one episode of his personal life: 10 years ago he left his wife and his departure led her into committing suicide.


François Leterrier (original scenario, adaptation and dialogue), Madeleine Chapsal (adaptation) (co-writer) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Françoise Fabian ... Marthe / Eva
Jean-Luc Bideau ... Denis Mallet
Jane Birkin ... Kate / Hélène
Bulle Ogier ... Camille
Jacques Weber ... Philippe / Le comédien
Barbara Laage ... Madeleine
Jean-François Gobbi Jean-François Gobbi ... Samy
Sabine Glaser ... Sonia
Françoise Laurent Françoise Laurent ... Colette
Yan Brian Yan Brian ... Eric
Elisabeth Huppert Elisabeth Huppert ... La femme d'Eric
Albert Simono Albert Simono ... Le voyageur empressé (as Simono)
François Dyrek François Dyrek ... L'autre metteur en scène
Jean-Louis Fortuit ... Eric jeune
Pierre Bonasse Pierre Bonasse ... Raymond
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A filmmaker is preparing a film which retraces one episode of his personal life: 10 years ago he left his wife and his departure led her into committing suicide.

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30 April 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This is François Leterrier's last interesting film after "les Mauvais Coups" and "Un Roi Sans Divertissement".This movie was a flop ,it was screened on TV two years after it was theatrically released,which was very rare in France of the seventies .It has a good cast:Jacques Weber(who was excellent in Boisset's "RAS" the precedent year),Françoise Fabian,Jane Birkin,Jean-Luc Bideau,and ,for those whose like "intellectual" "meaningful" "deep " acting,Rivette's darling Bulle Ogier.

A director wants to film a dark episode of his own life,when his then-wife died in a car crash.But his current wife is afraid that the story may repeat itself."The cinema is an imitation of life ,and life an imitation of the cinema " Leterrier dixit.

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January 1977 (USA) See more »

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