Amants

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Les Amants

The Lovers

Louis Malle
F, 1958
Fiction, 90min, OmeU

Quelle: Filmarchiv Austria Bild: Sammlung Österreichisches Filmmuseum Bild: Sammlung Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Les Amants

Louis Malle
F, 1958
Fiction, 90min, OmeU

Cast: 
Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Tournier
Alain Cuny
Henri
Jean-Marc Bory
Bernard Dubois-Lambert
Judith Magre
Maggy Thiebaut-Leroy
José Luis de Villalonga
Raoul Florès
Gaston Modot
Coudray
Screenplay: 
Louis Malle
Louise de Vilmorin
based on the novel «Point de Lendemain» by Dominique Vivant
Sound: 
Pierre-André Bertrand
Camera: 
Henri Decaë
Editor: 
Léonide Azar
Composer: 
Alain De Rosnay
Decoration: 
Bernard Eveinr

Production: 
Nouvelles Éditions de Films
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Disappointed by both her provincial husband and her Parisian lover, a chic young woman (Jeanne Moreau) has a new encounter with a sensitive student.
“‘I know it when I see it,’ declared Justice Potter Stewart in dismissing the claim that Louis Malle’s depiction of female sexual pleasure constituted pornography. From the moment Moreau won a special prize at the Venice Film Festival, her steamy tryst with younger lover Jean-Marc Bory had shocked those not exhilarated by its liberating acceptance of a woman’s right to enjoy love-making. Cementing Moreau’s status as a cerebral sex symbol, this satire on bourgeois mores seems touchingly chaste six decades on. But Moreau continues to captivate as her latterday Madame Bovary drifts between Bory’s enamoured archaeologist, distracted spouse Alain Cuny and casual fling José Luis de Villallonga.” (David Parkinson)