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The Lovers

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Overview

The Lovers Les Amants furthered the reputations of both director Louis Malle and star Jeanne Moreau -- and also pushed the boundaries of American censorship 1959 vintage to the breaking point. Moreau plays a humdrum housewife whose life brightens considerably when she meets a handsome young archeologist Jean-Marc Bory. The two enjoy an exquisite evening in the boudoir, and when comes the dawn, Moreau has gained a whole new outlook on things. She abandons her family in favor of Bory, even though neither has the ...
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Overview

The Lovers Les Amants furthered the reputations of both director Louis Malle and star Jeanne Moreau -- and also pushed the boundaries of American censorship 1959 vintage to the breaking point. Moreau plays a humdrum housewife whose life brightens considerably when she meets a handsome young archeologist Jean-Marc Bory. The two enjoy an exquisite evening in the boudoir, and when comes the dawn, Moreau has gained a whole new outlook on things. She abandons her family in favor of Bory, even though neither has the slightest notion of what the future will hold. The Lovers gained notoriety upon its first release as the Movie With the Nude Scene: though a model of decorum by today's standards the most suggestive moment is a shot of Moreau's hand falling limply on the bedsheets, the scene provided fodder for outraged guardians of public morals for several years. One hapless Cleveland theatre owner was arrested on an obscenity charge, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. The Venice Film festival took a more liberal stance on the matter, awarding The Lovers a special jury prize.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/5/1996
  • UPC: 726697060072
  • Original Release: 1958
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  • Source: Republic Pictures
  • Presentation: Unrated
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeanne Moreau Jeanne Tournier
Alain Cuny Henri Tournier
Jean-Marc Bory Bernard Dubois-Lambert
Judith Magre Maggy Thiebaut-Leroy
José-Luis de Villalonga Raoul Florès
Gaston Modot Coudray
Pierre Frag
Michéle Girardon
Lucienne Hamon
Georgette Lobbe Marthe
Claude Mansard Marcelot
Patricia Garcin Catherine, fille de Jeanne (uncredited)
Technical Credits
Louis Malle Director, Screenwriter
Leonide Azar Editor
Alain Cavalier Asst. Director
Louise de Vilmorin Screenwriter
Henri Decaë Cinematographer
Bernard Evein Production Designer
Gisele Jacquin Makeup
Irenee Leriche Producer, Production Manager
Jacques Saulnier Production Designer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Les Amants

    Another breathtaking performance by Jeanne Moreau in which she portrays an unfaithful wife who seems to have the perfect lover but finds true love in an unusual man that's exactly her opposite but allows her to be herself for the very first time in a very long time. Great romantic film! you just have to see it!.

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