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La vie continue (1981)

Jeanne, mother of two children, loses her husband. She meets Pierre, abandoned by his wife.


Moshé Mizrahi


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Credited cast:
Annie Girardot ... Jeanne
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Pierre
Pierre Dux ... Max
Michel Aumont ... Henri
Giulia Salvatori Giulia Salvatori ... Catherine
Paulette Dubost ... Elizabeth
Emmanuel Gayet Emmanuel Gayet ... Philippe
Andres Rivera Andres Rivera ... Jacquot
Jacqueline Doyen Jacqueline Doyen ... Monique
François Dyrek François Dyrek ... Robert
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gilbert Bahon Gilbert Bahon ... Le boucher
Colette Castel ... Marie
Michel Fortin Michel Fortin ... Gérard
Fulbert Janin Fulbert Janin ... Bartoli
Germaine Ledoyen Germaine Ledoyen ... Nina


Jeanne, mother of two children, loses her husband. She meets Pierre, abandoned by his wife.

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

23 September 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida Continua See more »

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Remade as Men Don't Leave (1990) See more »

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Classy Annie Giradot vehicle
13 April 2004 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

The best since FEUX DE LA CHANDELEUR of that string of French romantic outings that Giradot offered her fans for a couple of decades ? Soft color Paris location, nice Delerue score, beautiful people. These were the mother lode in frogflix till the vision began to darken into SOUND AND FURY and LA HAINE.

Widowed Annie (`No woman has more freedom than I') works though a selection of suitors with her supportive children commenting. Rivera is particularly effective. Her so nice yoghurt eating Boss Dux (from Z) adds comfort.

Backing the accomplished film making there's a nicely cynical tone - `A girl should use ear plugs the moment any man says he loves her.'

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