5.8/10
372
1 user 1 critic

Rive droite, rive gauche (1984)

Paul is a successful lawyer. Among others he represents is the investor Pervillard. In spite of being married Paul falls in love with a young lady named Sacha.

Director:

Philippe Labro
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Buffet Froid (1979)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Black comedy about solitude and the dehumanization of the modern world, through the adventures of three men. First introduced is Alphonse Tram, an unemployed young man. His only neighbour ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Bernard Blier, Jean Carmet
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Josiane Balasko, Carole Bouquet
Le tartuffe (1984)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Blinded by admiration, Orgon, a property-owning French man, brings the poor and insincere Tartuffe into his home and arranges for his daughter to marry him. Various members of the family attempt to have Tartuffe thrown out.

Director: Gérard Depardieu
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, François Périer, Yveline Ailhaud
Fort Saganne (1984)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

French civilization in the desert. Saganne is of peasant stock, with courage and a forceful will. In 1911, he volunteers and is posted to the Sahara under the aristocratic Colonel Dubreuilh... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Philippe Noiret, Catherine Deneuve
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The clumsy son of a deceased police hero joins the police and his task is to protect a reporter from the most famous gangster of Paris.

Director: Claude Zidi
Stars: Coluche, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Lavanant
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau
Stars: Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve
The ComDads (1983)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The woman, whose troubled son has left a home, informs two different men from her past that each of them is a real father. Too different men.

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu, Anny Duperey
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Story of a mentally unstable woman who goes into an institution.

Director: Werner Schroeter
Stars: Carole Bouquet, Ingrid Caven, Christine Kaufmann
Je vous aime (1980)
Romance | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A woman invites all four men she loved in her life for the dinner of New Year's Eve at the same time and unites them all in her house. In sentimental flashbacks they recall the former times.

Director: Claude Berri
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Gérard Depardieu
The Way Out (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Leaving prison, Paul goes to the port. That's where he lived and where he got caught. This is also where his father died. And before leaving to try his luck elsewhere, Paul wants to avenge him.

Director: Tony Gatlif
Stars: François Cluzet, Ann-Gisel Glass, Christine Boisson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A second-class horror movie has to be shown at Cannes Film Festival, but, before each screening, the projectionist is killed by a mysterious fellow, with hammer and sickle, just as it happens in the film to be shown.

Director: Alain Berbérian
Stars: Chantal Lauby, Alain Chabat, Dominique Farrugia
Loulou (1980)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A bored wife leaves her husband for an unemployed, petty criminal.

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Guy Marchand
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Paul Senanques
Nathalie Baye ... Alexandra 'Sacha' Vernakis
Carole Bouquet ... Babée Senanques
Bernard Fresson ... Le 'Président' François-René Pervillard
Charlotte de Turckheim ... Catherine
Jacques Weber ... Guarrigue - l'associé de Paul
François Bernheim François Bernheim ... Landau
Jacques Boudet Jacques Boudet ... Le ministre
Marcel Bozonnet Marcel Bozonnet ... Michel Monblanc
Daniel Colas Daniel Colas ... Franchet
Marc de Jonge Marc de Jonge ... Jaffré
Philippe Laudenbach ... L'animateur
Robert Bruce Robert Bruce ... Bobby
Claude Lecat Claude Lecat ... Marie
Roland Oberlin Roland Oberlin ... Marlat
Edit

Storyline

Paul is a successful lawyer. Among others he represents is the investor Pervillard. In spite of being married Paul falls in love with a young lady named Sacha.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 October 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Right Bank, Left Bank See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

Company Credits

Production Co:

Films A2, T. Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Effraction: Episode dated 4 February 1986 (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Quality acting
8 April 2015 | by michaelt-culliganSee all my reviews

A slightly unusual role for Gérard Depardieu in that he plays Paul, an energetic and successful young lawyer. Among his clients is Pervillard (Bernard Fresson) a rich and powerful company president, and it's while he's working for him that Paul meets a young lady, Sacha (Nathalie Baye) who Pervillard has fired for not cooperating with his sexual advances.

Even though he is married, Paul falls heavily for Sacha and risks his career by making her case public and the two of them begin an affair. When Paul's wife becomes aware of what is happening, the sparks begin to fly.

Like so many French movies, this is carefully paced rather than hurtling towards a conclusion; it needs to be savoured in order to be properly enjoyed. But, when the leading actors are as able as these four, it is more than worthwhile.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed