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Le Sauvage (1975)

Le sauvage (original title)
Caracas, Venezuela. Just after her engagement with Vittorio, Nelly runs away from him. As he pursued her, she looks for help to Martin, a French middle-aged man she met by accident. He ... See full summary »

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Jean-Paul Rappeneau (scenario), Élisabeth Rappeneau (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yves Montand ... Martin
Catherine Deneuve ... Nelly
Luigi Vannucchi Luigi Vannucchi ... Vittorio
Tony Roberts ... Alex Fox
Bobo Lewis Bobo Lewis ... Miss Mark
Dana Wynter ... Jessie Coutances
Gabriel Cattand Gabriel Cattand
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Coleman
Luis Gerardo Tovar Luis Gerardo Tovar ... Ribeiro
Geoffrey Carey Geoffrey Carey ... (as Jeffrey Carey)
Toni Maestri Toni Maestri
Rina Franchetti Rina Franchetti
Luisa Maris Luisa Maris
Aurora Maris Aurora Maris
Carlo Plattner Carlo Plattner
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Caracas, Venezuela. Just after her engagement with Vittorio, Nelly runs away from him. As he pursued her, she looks for help to Martin, a French middle-aged man she met by accident. He helps her to escape and drives her to the airport and gives her a plane ticket to Paris. Then he thinks he can go back to his peaceful lonely life on his island. Of course, he is wrong and will be bothered again by Nelly... Written by Yepok

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Why Does This Man Keep Throwing the Most Beautiful Woman in the World Off His Island? HE'S CRAZY ABOUT HER!


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France | Italy

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French | English | Spanish

Release Date:

April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lovers Like Us See more »

Filming Locations:

Caracas, Venezuela See more »

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Mono | Stereo (restored version)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Final film of Dana Wynter. See more »

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Remade as The Savage See more »

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Martin Et La Mer
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand
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Silly but Funny
22 November 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Caracas, Nelly (Catherine Deneuve) is engaged of Vittorio (Luigi Vannucchi). However, after the engagement party with his family, she calls off the commitment and flees from him lodging in a hotel. Vittorio pursues her but the middle-aged French guest Martin (Yves Montand) helps Nelly. She seeks out her former employer Alex Fox (Tony Roberts), who owns a night-club and owes one-year salary to her, but he does not help her. Nelly steals a valuable painting from his office and heads back to the hotel, hiding in Martin's room. He gets a ticket to Paris for her and leaves her at the airport. Then he sails on his boat to an island where he lives alone. When Martin arrives, he finds Nelly waiting for him in his house. She explains that customs did not allow her to leave Venezuela with the painting. Soon his peaceful life of hermit becomes Hell on Earth, but they fall in love with each other. However Vittorio and Alex are still chasing her.

"Le sauvage" is a silly but funny romantic comedy. Catherine Deneuve is gorgeous and her devilish character is totally amoral. There is no reason why men fall for her but her beauty. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Selvagem" ("The Savage")


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