Le Sauvage

A commonplace toujours l'amour tragi-farce whose only justification lies in the decorative presence of its two stars. The urbane Montand as a self-sufficient sauvage on the run from the unacceptable face of his wife's cosmetic empire, growing vegetables on an island retreat, is a strain on the imagination. But for credibility he has the edge on Deneuve. Her divine sang-froid hardly lends itself to a role that requires her to be part Doris Day, part Claudia Cardinale. The runaway pace is maintained by operatic slapstick, tempestuousness verging on insanity, hysterical dialogue that occasionally lurches into Spanish and American, and a dazzling range of locations (Venezuela, New York, Provence).

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Duration: 107 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Screenwriter: Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Elisabeth Rappeneau, Jean-Loup Dabadie
Cast: Yves Montand
Catherine Deneuve
Luigi Vannucchi
Dana Wynter
Bobo Lewis
Tony Roberts
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