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Je t'aime moi non plus (1976)

R | | Drama | 10 March 1976 (France)
The petite waitress Johnny works and lives in a truck-stop, where she's lonely and longs for love. She develops a crush on the garbage truck driver Krassky, although her sleazy boss Boris ... See full summary »

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Boris (as René Kolldehoff)
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Le paysan au cheval
Jimmy Davis ...
Moïse (as Jimmy 'Lover Man' Davis)
Maïté Nahyr ...
La prostituée
Liliane Rovère ...
Le cliente du motel
Gillian Gill ...
Une strip-teaseuse
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Une strip-teaseuse
Doris Thomas ...
Une strip-teaseuse
Raoul Delfosse ...
Le patron du motel
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Un ouvrier
Alain David ...
Un ouvrier
Claudia Butenuth
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The petite waitress Johnny works and lives in a truck-stop, where she's lonely and longs for love. She develops a crush on the garbage truck driver Krassky, although her sleazy boss Boris warns her that he's gay. Maybe because of her boyish looks, Krassky likes her too. Both don't notice the growing jealousy of Krassky's boyfriend Padovan - until an escalation. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Also Known As:

I Love You, I Don't  »

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The film was rejected for UK cinema in 1976 by the BBFC. It was eventually passed fully uncut for video in 1993. See more »

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Krassky: This is love, baby. Believe me, it's rare.
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Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus Au Motel
Written by Serge Gainsbourg
Arranged and Performed by Jean-Pierre Sabar Et Son Orchestre
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An off-beat love story
17 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

A decidedly off-beat love story as two characters from the fringe seek love in a wasteland of flesh and garbage, only to find it fleetingly in the back of a garbage truck. Kurant's luminous cinematography and Gainsbourg's leisurely pace do much to bring beauty to scenes that might otherwise be unbearably sordid.

Dallesandro and Birkin are beautiful to look at and play a dysfunctional couple in more ways than one. The film explores the poignancy of emotional need, the vulnerability to abuse and the impossibility of communication within the couple. It's a tale of surprising tenderness and cruelty.

Gainsbourg's soundtrack is surprisingly sparse, but used imaginatively and with more than a hint of irony.


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