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The Man Who Loved Women (1977)

L'homme qui aimait les femmes (original title)
Bertrand Morane's burial is attended by all the women the forty-year-old engineer loved. We then flash back to Bertrand's life and love affairs, told by himself while writing an ... See full summary »

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François Truffaut
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Denner ... Bertrand Morane
Brigitte Fossey ... Geneviève Bigey
Nelly Borgeaud ... Delphine Grezel
Geneviève Fontanel ... Hélène (as Genevieve Fontanel)
Leslie Caron ... Véra
Nathalie Baye ... Martine Desdoits
Valérie Bonnier Valérie Bonnier ... Fabienne (as Valerie Bonnier)
Jean Dasté ... Docteur Bicard
Sabine Glaser Sabine Glaser ... Bernadette
Henri Agel Henri Agel ... Lecteur
Chantal Balussou Chantal Balussou
Nella Barbier Nella Barbier ... Liliane, la Karateka
Anne Bataille Anne Bataille ... La jeune femme à la robe frangée
Martine Chassaing Martine Chassaing ... Denise
Ghylaine Dumas Ghylaine Dumas ... La seconde employée 'Midi-Car'
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Bertrand Morane's burial is attended by all the women the forty-year-old engineer loved. We then flash back to Bertrand's life and love affairs, told by himself while writing an autobiographical novel. A film about romantic relationships, the need to charm, and the literary creation. Written by Yepok and Brian McInnis

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 April 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montpellier, Hérault, France

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Les Films du Carrosse See more »
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Mono

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Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

François Truffaut wrote the first draft of this script on the set of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). See more »

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Quotes

Bertrand Morane: So was it truly impossible to feel any pleasure, without hurting somebody?
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Remade as The Man Who Loved Women (1983) See more »

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A really good movie about a man who was just crazy about women.
26 March 2000 | by staycoolguySee all my reviews

This movie is just wonderful, a kind of masterpiece as for its construction, its dialogues and the actors' performances. The first image sets the scene very clearly : Bertrand Morane's burial attended only by women. No guys in the funeral procession. Twenty or so lovely middle-aged females are following their (former) lover's last trip. One of them, Brigitte Fossey, Bertrand's last girlfriend, comments, from backstage, on this unusual situation and explains, incidentally, what the film 's gonna be : a flashback to Bertrand's life. How does she happen to know about it ? Thanks to Bertrand's book she has recently edited for him and called "The man who loved women" (passed tense works here as a premonition). The author describes his passion for women and focuses on some of them. Inspired directly from the Bertrand's life (and from the director's life as well), his narrative is informal, genuine, sometimes contradictory but never pedantic nor rude. He remembers his love affairs, his bad and good times, and, most of all, tries to express his feelings to such an extent that is story must be seen as an auto-analysis, the writer's personal attempt to understand his personality rather than a woman chaser's curriculum vitae. Come to that, Charles Denner, the lead, shows us very well that his character's everything short of a sexist and self-confident womanizer. He fell in love once, but this experience turned out to be a real disappointment. Now, he feels as if he were unable to love anymore. So, he's `collecting'. He may have shortcomings, he may have fun picking up beautiful girls wherever and whenever he can, he may not be the kind of faithful and steady guy a good many girls usually like, his behavior might be considered as outrageous by some, the thing is he's a sensitive, affectionate, simple and nice person who knows how to make women happy and comfortable. Each mistress's chosen for a particular reason, a physical standard (behavior, way of walking, voice..) but all share one thing : they have long, smooth and attractive legs. All in all, `The man who loved women' is a mighty good film, worth watching it.


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