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Love Without Pity (1989)

Un monde sans pitié (original title)
25 years old Hippo doesn't have a job, doesn't study either but lives from the money his younger brother earns with dealing and from occasional Poker winnings -- he's a representative of a ... See full summary »

Director:

Eric Rochant

Writers:

Eric Rochant, Arnaud Desplechin (suggestions)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hippolyte Girardot ... Hippo
Mireille Perrier Mireille Perrier ... Nathalie
Yvan Attal ... Halpern
Jean-Marie Rollin Jean-Marie Rollin ... Xavier
Cécile Mazan Cécile Mazan ... Francine
Aline Still Aline Still ... La mère
Paul Pavel Paul Pavel ... Le père
Anne Kessler Anne Kessler ... Adeline
Patrick Blondel Patrick Blondel ... J.F.
Yves Boonen Yves Boonen ... Un normalien
Jean-Luc Porraz Jean-Luc Porraz ... Un normalien
Yves Dangerfield Yves Dangerfield ... Un normalien (as Vincent Vallier)
Patrick Pineau Patrick Pineau ... Un joueur de poker
Pierre Trabut Pierre Trabut ... Un joueur de poker
Marc Behin Marc Behin ... Un joueur de poker
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25 years old Hippo doesn't have a job, doesn't study either but lives from the money his younger brother earns with dealing and from occasional Poker winnings -- he's a representative of a disillusioned generation, doesn't care what other people think of him. But of all people he falls in love with the ambitioned student Nathalie and soon finds himself forced to think about taking a job. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Entertaining film not to be taken too seriously
20 November 1999 | by ieaunSee all my reviews

The film shows the relationship between an unemployed young man (Hippolyte Girardot) and a university student (Mireille Perrier). The story is told from the point of view of Hippo, who has chosen not to get a job but to live off the proceeds of his younger brother's drug dealing. Despite this questionable approach to life the director treats him as a sympathetic character and is aided in this by Girardot playing him as a cool individual. This is contrasted with the character of Nathalie who is regarded as working too hard rather than enjoying her youth. The film has the feel of a romantic comedy, although what comedy there is is at the expense of the female characters and any figures of authority that cross the brothers' path. Ivan Attal gives good support as Hippo's best friend. Overall I found it an entertaining 90 minutes not to be taken too seriously.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 November 1989 (France) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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