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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 April 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Loved Women See more »

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)

Aspect Ratio:

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: As some animal species, women practice hibernation. Four months long, they disappear, they cannot be seen. At the first ray of sunlight in march, as if they had given themselves the word, or had received some order of mobilization, they come out in the streets by tens, in light dresses and high heels. Then life starts again.
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Remade as The Man Who Loved Women (1983) See more »

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François Truffaut does it again
14 January 2005 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

Another terrific character driven movie, François Truffaut creates a story that makes you laugh as well as cry. Charles Denner stars as a fan of the ladies. More than that, he is in great need of woman so much that is ends up to be his doom. The movie begins at the end, with the funeral. Like Hitchcock, François Truffaut makes a cameo at the beginning as his trademark. From there, we begin to see who this man was and why is urge for women caused his death. A very sexy film for 1977, it is still as funny today than it was almost 30 years ago. Unlike American movies, it is very difficult to have a scene with just words and no action. Many scenes in the movie are one shot scenes with nothing but pages of words, words and more words. This is the movie's strong point, besides having several beautiful women. The language (not just French) in the movie is powerful to its audience. It speaks to both men and women.


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