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All Men Are Mortal (1995)

Melodrama about a man cursed with immortality, who tries to declare his undying love for a depressed actress.

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Ate de Jong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Irène Jacob ... Regina
Stephen Rea ... Fosca
Marianne Sägebrecht ... Annie
Colin Salmon ... Chas
Maggie O'Neill ... Florence
John Nettles ... Sanier
Steve Nicolson ... Laforet
Jango Edwards Jango Edwards ... Adelson
Derek de Lint ... Bertus
Chiara Mastroianni ... Françoise
David Healy ... Movie Producer
Michael Gaunt Michael Gaunt ... Mayor of Rouen
George Raistrick George Raistrick ... Police Chief
Jane Wymark ... Actor (Gertrude)
Terence McGinity Terence McGinity ... Actor (Claudius)
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Melodrama about a man cursed with immortality, who tries to declare his undying love for a depressed actress.

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depression | based on novel | See All (2) »

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She longed to be remembered... by a man who wanted to forget.

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Country:

UK | Netherlands | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Imortal See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Existentialist Tale
6 November 2002 | by EdgarSTSee all my reviews

No much reference I found about this film, based on a novel by Simone de Beauvoir, which guaranteed a story with an existentialist approach. I kept thinking all the time that this movie should have been made in black and white. I don't know why, but I associate existentialists, beatniks, Paris in the late 1940s and early 50's, Sartre, Camus, Beckett, Beauvoir and Juliette Gréco with B&W. Maybe it would have worked. As it is, "All Men Are Mortal" is a production with strident colors that do not correspond to its dark story of a young and beautiful theater diva in the verge of becoming an international star, who suddenly finds herself attracted to an enigmatic man. When he finally accepts her advances, he tells her he's immortal and proves it! That's an interesting premise for an existentialist fantasy, which probably Madame Beauvoir relished when the idea came to her mind and decided to write the novel. But Jong makes it all look and sound so inane, Rea is miscast, Jacob does not look as a new Garbo and on top of that the English dubbing is bad. But curiously, this is the kind of film that you watch until the end, because somewhere there is an interesting reflection on the impossibility of love.


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