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Regular Lovers (2005)

Les amants réguliers (original title)
1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail... See full summary »

Director:

Philippe Garrel

Writers:

Philippe Garrel (scenario and dialogue), Arlette Langmann (scenario collaborator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Garrel ... François Dervieux
Clotilde Hesme ... Lilie
Julien Lucas Julien Lucas ... Antoine
Eric Rulliat Eric Rulliat ... Jean-Christophe
Nicolas Bridet Nicolas Bridet ... Luc - le cousin d'Antoine
Mathieu Genet Mathieu Genet ... Nicolas
Raïssa Mariotti Raïssa Mariotti
Caroline Deruas-Garrel Caroline Deruas-Garrel
Rebecca Convenant Rebecca Convenant ... Charlène
Marie Girardin Marie Girardin
Maurice Garrel ... Lucien - le grand père de François
Cécile Garcia-Fogel Cécile Garcia-Fogel ... (as Cécile Garcia-Fogiel)
Marc Barbé Marc Barbé ... Jean
Nicolas Maury ... Gauthier
Brigitte Sy ... la mère de François
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1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail at the police. He smokes opium and talks about revolution with his friend, Antoine, who has an inheritance and a flat where François can stay. François meets Lilie, a sculptor who works at a foundry to support herself. They fall in love. A year passes; François continues to write, talk, smoke, and be with Lilie. Opportunities come to Lilie: what will she and François do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Several friends are seen dancing to the song "This Time Tomorrow" by The Kinks. The song was not released until 1970, two years after the movie takes place. See more »

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Vegas
Written by Nico and Philippe Quilichini
Performed by Nico
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Great start then downhill
9 August 2011 | by jasongbealeSee all my reviews

The first 60 minutes of 'Regular Lovers' is highly recommended. The first long sequence depicts the street riots in Paris of 1968, and are extremely convincing in the combination of random images and sounds.

After such a promising start, it's downhill... For another 2 hours the 'story' dwells on a tedious and passionless relationship between two young artists. Unnecessarily extended shots with no action or dialogue are little more than insipid imitations of Godard's style, without his wit or intelligence. They add nothing to this particular film I'm afraid.

I love the nouvelle vague, don't get me wrong, but this film mimics 'avant-garde' techniques to end up with the equivalent of an endless Calvin Klein advertisement - bored and handsome youths lolling about, being decadent and looking so photogenic. It needs much more dynamism and emotion, either in the acting or in the editing. It might have made a tolerable 2 hour film, and perhaps more involving for this audience member.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 October 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Amantes Constantes See more »

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$125,381
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