Sunday, August 6, 2017

Les amants AKA The Lovers (1958) - controversial drama from director Louis Malle, starring French star of the era, Jeanne Moreau

Rating 7.3/10
Runtime: 90 min
Language: French
Country: France
Directed by: Louis Malle
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Jeanne Moreau ... Jeanne Tournier
Jean-Marc Bory ... Bernard Dubois-Lambert
Judith Magre ... Maggy Thiebaut-Leroy
José Luis de Vilallonga ... Raoul Florès
Gaston Modot ... Coudray

Description: Henri and Jeanne Tournier, married now for eight years, live outside the provincial town of Dijon, where Jeanne grew up, with their adolescent daughter, Catherine. Jeanne feels like a neglected wife as Henri spends more time on his job as the publisher of the Burgundy Monitor newspaper than he does with her. As such, she feels jealous of the exciting cosmopolitan life of her longtime best friend, married Maggy Thiebaut-Leroy, a flighty Paris socialite. Jeanne's visits to Paris become more and more frequent, to a point of being twice a month, as she has taken up with a renowned Paris polo player, Raoul Florès. Jeanne considers Raoul somewhat reckless in how open he is in their affair, she using Maggy, through who Jeanne and Raoul met, as their third in any outing to avoid any speculation of her infidelity. Jeanne admits she doesn't like the fact of other women chasing after Raoul when she's not around, he stating that he never succumbs to their advances. Jeanne suspects that Henri is having his own affair, with Hélène Cavalier, his secretary at the newspaper. Regardless of if Henri's affair is fact or just Jeanne's belief, Henri, knowing about Raoul, wants to have a showdown of sorts by Jeanne asking both Maggy and Raoul for a weekend in Dijon with them. If Jeanne has nothing to hide, she should have no problem with inviting her friends. That showdown, where the three in the triangle plan to work toward their own end goals, is affected by the last minute addition of a fifth to the weekend, young archaeologist Bernard Dubois-Lambert, who rescues Jeanne from her broken down car en route from Paris back to Dijon and who abhors the vacuous life of the Paris social scene...







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Also a nice set of interviews included (English subtitles provided):

* With Jeanne Moreau (1958 and 1972)
* With Louis Malle (1963 and 1994)
* With Jose Luis de Villalonga (1958)
* With Louise de Vilmorin, a French novelist, poet and journalist

Video and audio information:

Video : 1.23 GB, 1936 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 720x368 ~> 864x368 (2.35:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 115
Audio : 125 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3, CBR

Subtitles (English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, Turkish, German, Polish, Czech, Serbian, Greek) posters and screenshots included


Unknown said...

RIP Jeanne Moreau. And thank you for giving us one of her earliest starring movies with Malle.
Your work for us is always deeply appreciated.

Anonymous said...

For a high definition copy 4.37 gb