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This Sweet Sickness (1977)

Dites-lui que je l'aime (original title)
David is an accountant. He leaves town every Friday, pretending he is going to take care of his parents at their old people's home. But actually his parents are dead, and he spends the ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Miller

Writers:

Claude Miller (adaptation), Luc Béraud (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... David Martinaud
Miou-Miou ... Juliette
Claude Piéplu ... Chouin
Jacques Denis Jacques Denis ... Gérard Dutilleux
Dominique Laffin ... Lise
Christian Clavier ... François
Xavier Saint-Macary Xavier Saint-Macary ... Michel Barbet
Véronique Silver Véronique Silver ... Madame Barbet
Annick Le Moal Annick Le Moal ... Camille
Josiane Balasko ... Nadine
Robert Dullier Robert Dullier
Michel Pilorgé Michel Pilorgé ... Maurice
Daniel Perche Daniel Perche
Jacqueline Jeanne Jacqueline Jeanne ... Jeanne
Michel Such Michel Such ... Raymond
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Storyline

David is an accountant. He leaves town every Friday, pretending he is going to take care of his parents at their old people's home. But actually his parents are dead, and he spends the week-ends converting a chalet. He intends to live there with Lise, a woman he knows and loves since childhood. But Lise has just married another and has a baby. David's mad love does not see those facts as an obstacle... Written by Yepok

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 September 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

This Sweet Sickness See more »

Filming Locations:

Boissy, Isère, France See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The painting seen in David Martinaud's ( Gérard Depardieu ) cabin is Vemeer's 'A Lady Standing at a Virginal'. Virginal is a keyboard instrument of the harpsichord family. See more »

Connections

Version of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Annabel (1962) See more »

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Phantasie in F-Moll, op. 103
Written by Franz Schubert
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A French tale about love and obsession
9 December 2002 | by Mikew3001See all my reviews

This French love drama from 1977 shows young Gerard Depardieu ("1492", "Asterix") as an obsessed young accountant who lives in a dream world and falls in love with the woman of his dreams who is not interested in him at all. Driven by his maniac desires he becomes mad and violent against all the people around him and turns to a psycho killer. Depardieu's performance is really good, and there are some surreal scenes like the bloody final of the movie in a public bath where the mad guy tries to celebrate a bizarre wedding ceremony with his despaired love. A well done psycho drama with intense acting, but some boring moments as well.


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