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Paul and Michelle (1974)

R | | Drama, Romance | May 1974 (USA)
The continuation of Friends (1971). The story begins three years after Paul Harrison is forced to leave Michelle Latour and their baby, Sylvie, alone in the Camargue after the police ... See full summary »

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

Lewis Gilbert (story), Vernon Harris | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anicée Alvina ... Michelle Latour
Sean Bury ... Paul Harrison
Keir Dullea ... Garry
Ronald Lewis ... Sir Robert
Catherine Allégret ... Joanna
Georges Beller Georges Beller ... Daniel
Anne Lonnberg ... Susannah
Sara Stout Sara Stout ... Sylvie
Steve Gilbert Steve Gilbert ... Nic
Anthony Clarke Anthony Clarke ... Hush
Peggy Frankston Peggy Frankston ... Lilli
Peter Graves ... Sir Henry
Toby Robins Toby Robins ... Jane
André Maranne André Maranne ... Bellancourt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenny Arasse ... Sister Mercier
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Storyline

The continuation of Friends (1971). The story begins three years after Paul Harrison is forced to leave Michelle Latour and their baby, Sylvie, alone in the Camargue after the police finally locate his workplace. As a minor, the boy must be returned to his father and step-mother who live in Paris. Paul is sent to England to go to school. Upon completion of his graduation from prep school with honors ("all the prizes"), Paul begins to search for Michelle, learning from her cousin that Michelle had to take refuge in a nunnery. Paul visits with one of the nuns there, Sister Mercier, and quickly finds out that Michelle was placed in a Pâtisserie owned by Monsieur Bellancourt in Nice where Paul subsequently discovers she lived and worked for about six months... then one day, Michelle suddenly walked out. Advised by a fellow employee who has seen Michelle in the market place the week before, Paul learns that Michelle is still in Nice. After a series of near-misses, Paul eventually finds ... Written by Anonymous

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Their love story was so unique it inspired two motion pictures, "Friends" in 1971. And now "Paul and Michelle."

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paul e Michelle See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The motorcycle hitched to the couple's sidecar is a 650cc Triumph See more »

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[after a series of near-misses while searching for Michelle throughout Nice, Paul spots her across the busy boulevard. They joyfully hug, swinging each other around and around in the middle of the crosswalk, causing a traffic jam consisting of two blocks of honking motorists. Afterwards, Paul is reunited with Sylvie, his daughter, at pre-school]
Paul Harrison: Why don't we have some lunch?
Michelle Latour: Umm, Sylvie and I have to go home.
Paul Harrison: Home? Does home mean you're Mrs. Somebody-or-other?
Michelle Latour: No, nothing like that. But I do ...
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Follows Friends (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Paul And Michelle
Music by Michel Colombier
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Russell Stone
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I want to make a comment about the music for the film
5 August 2014 | by earth22-926-863510See all my reviews

I disagree with a reviewer who says that the music from the first film is "dreck" and that the music of this sequel is even worse. First off, I am prejudiced because I and my wife-to-be used "Michelle's Song" (Cast a pebble on the water, watch the ripples slowly spreading...) for our Wedding! To each his own.

Actually, I found the melody of the song in Paul and Michelle to be very pretty, sweet... and ever so sad, particularly when played by a wind instrument at the very end of the movie! What I think that the other reviewer is noticing is the overly intellectual, just plain poor lyrics that go with that melody. The lyrics are too heavy and wordy and it kills the melody. The jazzy arrangement at the beginning of the film doesn't do justice to the melody, as the singer at the beginning of the film doesn't do justice to the melody either. So, on its own, the melody is not dreck or worse, it is hauntingly sad when played in its orchestral arrangement alone, but the lyrics and singing of the song using that tearful melody never should have happened!


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