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There Were Days... and Moons (1990)

Il y a des jours... et des lunes (original title)
How can moon and time affect human mood and fate? In the manner of a Greek tragedy , this movie shows how the chaos of life ineluctably propels its characters towards violence and alienation.

Director:

Claude Lelouch

Writers:

Valérie Bonnier (dialogue), Claude Lelouch (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Chesnais ... Le médecin qui aime trop ses patientes / The doctor
Annie Girardot ... Une femme seule / The lone woman
Marie-Sophie L. Marie-Sophie L. ... Une femme amoureuse / Sophie
Francis Huster ... Le prêtre Don Juan / The priest
Vincent Lindon ... La vie à pile ou face / The innkeeper
Philippe Léotard ... Le chanteur abandonné / The abandonned singer
Gérard Darmon ... Un motard lunatique / The moody policeman
Paul Préboist ... Le retraité qui sait tout / The retired man who knows everything
Serge Reggiani ... Le retraité nostalgique / Sophie's father
Véronique Silver Véronique Silver ... Le femme qui aura toujours 19 ans / Sophie's mother
Christine Boisson ... La femme au petit caillou / The innkeeper's wife
Charles Gérard Charles Gérard ... L'homme au couteau / The cooker
Michel Creton Michel Creton ... L'homme à l'autre couteau / The excited man with the knife
Caroline Micla Caroline Micla ... La mariée d'une nuit / Caroline, the bride
Jacques Gamblin ... Le marié d'une nuit / Caroline's husband
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How can moon and time affect human mood and fate? In the manner of a Greek tragedy , this movie shows how the chaos of life ineluctably propels its characters towards violence and alienation.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 April 1990 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ci sono dei giorni... e delle lune See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Spin-off Un coup de foudre normand (1990) See more »

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A warm, human tale that has had a smaller audience than it deserves.
4 January 2001 | by sarah.dysonSee all my reviews

I saw this on television in France in 1992 and had no way at the time of finding out anything about it. I really enjoyed it: found it refreshing and different (a particularly pleasant change from the dubbed big-budget American fare almost exclusively featured on French television). The name really stuck in my mind and it is only now that I've been able to go back to it. Unfortunately, I remember little about the intricacies of plot (I have still only seen it once) but I saw it as a fairly fast-paced, warm, human tale that holds its own in the 'easy-to-slip-into-clichés' world of road movies. It is a shame it has not been seen by more people.


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