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In Praise of Love (2001)

Éloge de l'amour (original title)
PG | | Drama | 16 May 2001 (France)
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An author works on a project on the subject of love, and, in the process, crosses paths with a former love in his life.

Director:

Jean-Luc Godard

Writer:

Jean-Luc Godard
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruno Putzulu ... Edgar
Cécile Camp Cécile Camp ... Elle
Jean Davy Jean Davy ... Grandfather
Françoise Verny Françoise Verny ... Grandmother
Audrey Klebaner Audrey Klebaner ... Eglantine
Jérémie Lippmann Jérémie Lippmann ... Perceval
Claude Baignières Claude Baignières ... Mr. Rosenthal
Rémo Forlani Rémo Forlani ... Mayor Forlani
Mark Hunter Mark Hunter ... U.S. Journalist
Jean Lacouture Jean Lacouture ... Historian
Philippe Lyrette Philippe Lyrette ... Philippe, Edgar's Assistant
Bruno Mesrine Bruno Mesrine ... Magician
Djéloul Beghoura Djéloul Beghoura ... Algerian (as Djelloul Beghoura)
Violeta Ferrer Violeta Ferrer ... Woman 1
Valérie Ortlieb Valérie Ortlieb ... Woman 2
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Storyline

In part one there is talk of a project on the subject of love, with the example of three couples, one young, one mature and the other elderly. At this point the author comes into contact with a young woman he had already met three years earlier. Just as the project is about to become reality, all problems of an artistic or financial nature having been resolved, the author learns that the young woman has died. Part two concerns the events of three years earlier. While interviewing an historian, the future author meets for the first time the young woman, who is training as a lawyer. She has been asked by her own grandparents, formerly of the French resistance, to examine a contract offered to them by Americans who want to make a film about their activities during the Nazi occupation of France. Written by Shihlun Chang

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »
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American Beauty (1999) can be heard playing in the background of one of the scenes. See more »

Connections

References Pickpocket (1959) See more »

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L'Atalante
Written by Maurice Jaubert
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postmodern look at values
17 September 2002 | by FilmLabRatSee all my reviews

Magnifique, artistic collage of changing times, values and worldview. While at times, the film is a bit difficult to follow (a la Godard), I think Jean-Luc cleverly works with colors and innovative filmmaking techniques to provoke the audience to consider the eclipse of art, history, devotion and faith by technology and a world of cold economics and pragmatics. Very few filmmakers can pull off a postmodern approach or style portraying societal views and values in a way that reaches the audience at both emotional and intellectual levels. The film is understandable yet artistic and profound.


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Country:

France | Switzerland

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

16 May 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Elogio del amor See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,844, 8 September 2002

Gross USA:

$252,074

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$503,548
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Dolby

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1.85 : 1
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