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|Love and the Frenchwoman|
Actors: Jacqueline Porel, Pierre-Jean Vaillard, Darry Cowl, Micheline Dax, Noël Roquevert
Directors: Christian-Jaque, Henri Decoin, Henri Verneuil, Jean Delannoy, Jean-Paul Le Chanois
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Childhood, Adolescence, Virginity, Marriage, Adultery, Divorce and A Woman Alone - The seven stages of love in a woman's life are individually explored by France's preeminent directors in this episodic film featuring an al... more »
I had a great time watching this movie!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The movie is in a sketch format, which is very early 60s, and so is general tone of the movie. But it breathes a very innocent early 1960s air: points are made with a lot of humor about many things in the human nature, love, or marriage, or divorce ; sometimes it comes out as corny, most of the time, you 'd love to see what a modern set of directors would do with this basically good material. Added bonus to the fun: there is an incredible array of famous French actors, directors,and writers from the 50s involved in this movie, and their words or diction is vintage 1950s French: hey, it's fun to learn French with such teachers, if movie watching is also an opportunity to practice your foreign language skills! I 'd say it is the kind of movie that makes you forget about the strange times we live now, a witty time capsule full of sedative quaintness. DVD's black and white is crisp and faultless too."
A light and funny French comedy
G. Teule | Minato-Ku, Tokyo Japan | 03/16/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Shot in 1960 by the best French light comedy directors of that time (Christan-Jaque, Henri Verneuil, René Clair among others), Love and the Frenchwomen is a delightfully funny movie which follows the different stages in life of love, sexuality, and couple relationship. Although directed in the early 60s, Love and the Frenchwomen is still strangely up to date and caustic. The best part is of course the incredibly amusing performance by Jean-Paul Belmondo in the short "Adultery" in which he plays the buoyant lover who would do and say anything to get his pray in his bed. The part is all the more funny as you can hear the thoughts of the character in a voice off in which all tricks and low lies are being revealed. Although unequal as all movies made as a patchwork of stories directed by different directors, Love and the Frenchwomen is nevertheless a very entertaining movie which will keep you thinking and smiling long after you watched it."