Director, co-writer, and star Maurice Pialat brought his typically unblinking New Wave style and interest in socially aberrant behavior to this psychological drama, winner of two Cesars (the French equivalent of the Oscar) for Best Film and Most Promising Young Actress (Sondrine Bonnaire). Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a 15-year-old girl who has become sexually promiscuous with anyone who will have her, despite her lack of affection for any of her lovers. The only boy she refuses is Luc (Cyr Boitard), whose feelings for Suzanne are sincere. When Suzanne's beloved father (Pialat) abandons his increasingly neurotic wife (Evelyne Ker), Suzanne's depression and lack of direction deepen. While her mother becomes a screeching mental case, her brother Robert (Dominique Besnehard) begins beating her, although he also harbors a disturbing attraction to Suzanne. In the denouement, Pialat depicts the devastating long-term results of Suzanne's abusive upbringing. Pialat draws powerful performances from his cast, with no finer example than the riveting acting Bonnaire -- in only her second film.
New, restored high-definition digital transfer; Original theatrical trailer; New and improved English subtitle translation; The Human Eye, a 1999 documentary on the film; Archival interview with Maurice Pialat on the set; A 2003 interview with Maurice Pialat on the set; A 2003 interview with Sandrine Bonnaire; New interviews with filmmakers Catherine Breillat and Jean-Pierre Gorin; Actor auditions; Plus: a booklet featuring essays by critics Molly Haskell and Kent Jones and interviews with Pialat and cinematographer Jacques Loiseleux
Disc #1 -- À Nos Amours - The Film 1. Rehearsal [7:35] 2. Visiting Luc [3:59] 3. American Lover [4:50] 4. "Thanks a Lot" [4:21] 5. A New Boyfriend [4:16] 6. The Workshop [3:35] 7. Family Dinner [6:17] 8. Tête-à-Tête [6:49] 9. "Dad's Left Us" [5:04] 10. In Bed With Bernard [3:04] 11. Family Quarrel [4:30] 12. Spaghetti Party [4:24] 13. "She's Trying to Kill Me!" [5:56] 14. The Shopping Mall [5:12] 15. Jean-Pierre [3:57] 16. The Phone Call [5:02] 17. Cocktail Hour [6:21] 18. Surprise! [6:20] 19. Wrestling Match [2:16] 20. Good-bye [4:04] 21. End Credits [1:20] Disc #2 -- À Nos Amours - The Supplements 1. A Sunny Patchwork [5:25] 2. Giving Life to the Script [5:33] 3. Filming the Moment [7:14] 4. The Beauty of Real Life [6:16] 5. A Cinema of Mystery [5:39] 6. Mind and Body [8:08] 7. Space and Body [5:24] 8. The Unanswerable Truth [6:34] 9. An Era of Cynicism [4:51]
Disc #1 -- À Nos Amours - The Film Play Movie Chapters Color Bars Theatrical Trailer Subtitles Subtitles: On Subtitles: Off Disc #2 -- À Nos Amours - The Supplements The Human Eye Play Index Maurice Pialat on Set Play Sandrine Bonnaire Play Catherine Breillat Play Jean-Pierre Gorin Play Auditions Dominique Besnehard Cry Boitard Sandrine Bonnaire Sandrine Bonnaire and Maurice Pialat Cyril Collard Pierre-Loup Rajot Play All Subtitles Subtitles: On Subtitles: Off
À Nos Amours 5 out of 5based on
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I didn't think much when I snuck a peak at this film, but then I found myself watching the entire thing and loving every second. The script is superb and therefore the relationships that span the film ring true. The directing is just as perfect as the script in that it magnifies the emotions and gives them to the audience beautifully. This film is a great way to spend a couple of hours.