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After Sex (1997)

Post coïtum animal triste (original title)
The end of an affair from the woman's point of view.

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Brigitte Roüan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brigitte Roüan Brigitte Roüan ... Diane Clovier
Patrick Chesnais ... Philippe Clovier
Boris Terral Boris Terral ... Emilio
Nils Tavernier Nils Tavernier ... François Narou
Jean-Louis Richard Jean-Louis Richard ... Weyoman-Lebeau
Françoise Arnoul ... Madame LePluche
Emmanuelle Bach Emmanuelle Bach ... Caroline
Carmen Chaplin ... Copine Narou
Gaëlle Le Fur Gaëlle Le Fur ... Isabelle
Elodie Pong Elodie Pong ... Designer
Roberto Plate Roberto Plate ... Miguel
Olivier Lechat Olivier Lechat ... Victor
Félix Dedet-Roüan Félix Dedet-Roüan ... Basile
Jean Delavalade Jean Delavalade ... Dedé
Jean-Claude Chapuis Jean-Claude Chapuis ... Musical Classes Player
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Diane, a Parisian of 50, a book editor married with two teen children, has an affair with a twenty-something engineer. He's Emilio, the flat-mate of François, a writer she's coaxing through a second novel. Her husband Philippe, who suspects and then confirms her infidelity, is the attorney defending an older neighbor who stuck a fork in her husband's jugular. We know Diana's affair will end, but how much damage will it do? Will Philippe emulate his murderous client, or will Diana's bathos play out as farce? Can Diana rescue herself from the self-indulgence that comes with lovesickness? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Some people fall in love. Some people fall all over it.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 February 1998 (USA) See more »

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After Sex See more »

Filming Locations:

Greece See more »

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Budget:

FRF11,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Woman in Love and Desire
11 April 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Paris, the successful forty and something year old book editor Diane Clovier (Brigitte Roüan) is married with the lawyer Philippe Clovier (Patrick Chesnais) and they have teenage son and daughter. Diane meets the young engineer Emilio (Boris Terral) that is the roommate of the writer François Narou (Nils Tavernier) that is working with her, and they have an intense love affair. Meanwhile, Philippe is defending their neighbor that has killed her unfaithful husband sticking a fork in his neck and one day he overhears a phone conversation of Diane and her lover. When Emilio ends their affair, Diane gets deeply depressed missing her juvenile love, neglecting her husband and children that leave her. Meanwhile, the novel of François is published and he tries to help his self-indulgent editor to recover her emotional balance and self-esteem.

"Post Coïtum Animal Triste" is a dramatic romance about a woman in love and desire for a younger man. This film has a great performance of the director / actress Brigitte Roüan but the running time of 97 minutes is too long and the deserved a shorter edition. The situation of Diane, totally neglecting her son and her daughter, is unusual for a mother and I found her an unlikable character. The open conclusion is not clear and I do not know whether the intention of the author is to tell that Diane superseded her situation with her rebirth. I watched this movie on a VHS released by Cult Filmes distributor. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Post Coïtum Animal Triste" ("Post Coitum Sad Animal")


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