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Le Feu Follet

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Time Out says

Arguably the finest of Malle's early films, this is a calmly objective but profoundly compassionate account of the last 24 hours in the life of a suicide. Ronet gives a remarkable, quietly assured performance as the alcoholic who, upon leaving a clinic, visits old friends in the hope that they will provide him with a reason to live. They don't, and Malle's achievement lies not only in his subtle but clear delineation of his protagonist's emotions but in his grasp of life's compromises; his portrait of Parisian society is astringent, never facile. A small gem, polished to perfection by an unassuming professional.
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Release Details

  • Duration:110 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Louis Malle
  • Screenwriter:Louis Malle
  • Cast:
    • Yvonne Clech
    • Maurice Ronet
    • Alexandra Stewart
    • Hubert Deschamps
    • Jeanne Moreau
    • Lena Skerla
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