L'Amour par terre


Time Out says

Chaplin and Birkin are actresses taken up by an enigmatic playwright (Kalfon) and installed in his fabulous suburban mansion in order to perform a play (whose last act is still unknown) for one of his house parties. With the agency of a magician and clairvoyant, melodrama gradually seeps into both life and the rehearsals of fiction; the affaires promoted between playwright, magician and actresses lead to premonitions, hallucination, jealousy and dark secrets, all of them threaded into a weird finale of reconciliation. As with Céline and Julie, the concern here is less with the contrast between fiction and reality, more with the invention of a magical realm from which reality is rigorously excluded: enchantment is discovered not from fairytale, but within life itself. Rivette creates a unique world and language, answerable finally only to himself. CPea.


Release details

127 mins

Cast and crew

Jacques Rivette
Pascal Bonitzer, Marilù Parolini, Jacques Rivette, Suzanne Schiffman
Geraldine Chaplin
Jane Birkin
André Dussollier
Jean-Pierre Kalfon
Laszlo Szabo
Facundo Bo
Sandra Montaigu
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