Un Homme et une Femme

Movies, Comedy
The notoriously schmaltzy but still undeniably eye-catching film in which Aimée and Trintignant conduct an intense and often unhappy affair against an elegant, colourful background. Lelouch tricks it out with every elaborate cinematic effect he can beg, borrow or steal, ransacking both Welles and Godard for titillating devices which look good but never even begin to mesh with the subject matter (note in particular the 360 degree tracking shot at the end). In some ways the film's sheer zest and the talented cast might have won the day, were it not for Francis Lai's dreadfully corny and monotonous theme music.

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Director: Claude Lelouch
Screenwriter: Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven
Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant
Pierre Barouh
Anouk Aimée
Paul Le Person
Simone Paris
Valérie Lagrange
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