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Love on the Ground (1984)

L'amour par terre (original title)
A play within a play within a play within a play. Actors perform a play in a house, an audience member invites them to work in his own home improvising a play around his own life. The line between fiction and reality blur.

Director:

Jacques Rivette

Writers:

Pascal Bonitzer (scenario), Marilù Parolini (scenario) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Birkin ... Emily
Geraldine Chaplin ... Charlotte
André Dussollier ... Paul
Isabelle Linnartz Isabelle Linnartz ... Béatrice
Sandra Montaigu Sandra Montaigu ... Eléonore
László Szabó ... Virgil (as Laszlo Szabo)
Eva Roelens Eva Roelens ... Adriana / Justine
Facundo Bo Facundo Bo ... Silvano
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Clémont Roquemaure
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A play within a play within a play within a play. Actors perform a play in a house, an audience member invites them to work in his own home improvising a play around his own life. The line between fiction and reality blur.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 October 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Love on the Ground See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Take a vacation with Jacques Rivette
18 March 2018 | by gridoon2018See all my reviews

If you ever feel tired of the noise, the speed, the clutter of modern cinema, take a nice long (in this case, 169 minutes long - in the Director's Cut) break from all of it with a Jacques Rivette film; it's an experience like no other. As far from "art for art's sake" as it is from the mainstream, "Love On The Ground" is simultaneously very simple and very complicated: it's about the artistic process, the way life influences art (and vice versa), the quest for love, random human encounters (in the metro, in a bar), and magical visions of the future! It's not for every taste or mood, but if you are in the right mood (I was), you'll probably find it refreshingly unhurried and thoroughly absorbing. *** out of 4.


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