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The Lovers 1958 123movies

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Nov. 05, 195890 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Bored with her husband, bored with her polo-playing lover, will the middle-aged heroine go away with the young man who gave her a lift that day when her car broke down on the way back to her country estate from a weekend with her lover in Paris?
Plot: A shallow, provincial wife finds her relationship with her preoccupied husband strained by romantic notions of love, leading her further towards Paris and the country wilderness.
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Love from a casual ride.
Paris in the 1950s. Film opens with Jeanne & Maggy, two glamorous high society aristocrats, watching a polo game, cheering the star player, the equally glamorous society page poster man Raoul Flores. Later, cozy snuggling between Raoul and Jeanne who, we learn when she goes home, is married to another man — a prominent newspaper publisher, Henri. Over dinner, we observe quickly that Jeanne and Henri’s marriage has been on deep freeze for sometime inside that capacious, ornately furnished countryside mansion. Henri, more or less convinced of Jeanne’s affair with Raoul, insisted on having Jeanne invite Maggy and the polo player for the weekend. On her way back from Paris that weekend Jeanne’s sports car breaks down. She’s given a ride by archaeologist Bernard, definitely proletariat, definitely more comfortable studying rocks from diggings than at the polo field. Henri invites Bernard to stay for the weekend with Raoul and Maggy. At dinner Bernard shown to be an obvious outsider of this group. After everyone goes to bed, Jeanne wanders out into the night in her white, diaphanous nightgown, starting the forty-minute final sequence, the heart of the movie. This is the mildly sensuous moonlit epiphany for Jeanne that true love still can happen. (This sequence was deemed “shockingly erotic” in 1958 when the movie was released, becoming the main reason for calls for censorship, if not outright banning, in many countries). In a long sequence of lyrical black and white, day-for-night shots of shadows in the moonlight, a long walk on a vast field of shrubs and flowers, delicate embraces on a cozy boat floating unaided on a stream, Jeanne falls for Bernard’s non-aristocratic, nonhigh-society, proletariat charms. Maybe it is the moonlight, or Bernard’s open collar, working-archaeologist shirt, or his 2-cylinder mini-car, or the portentous bat that flew into the room when they were dining, but at the break of dawn, Jeanne decides to leave everything, including her sleeping daughter (another reason which shocked the critics and the Catholic church into condemning this movie) and drive away with Bernard into a new day aborning. (As far as I can remember this is the first movie I know where the central characters, at the fade-out, ride into the sunrise instead of into the sunset. One extra point for the then 25-year old Louis Malle). This movie has acquired its “classic status” for several reasons: It was a notable (and controversial!) work from a young director who was just starting to get noticed (Malle’s fifth movie, his second for 1958). It portrayed succinctly the phoniness of the affluent as it showed a portrait of a woman confined within the rituals of her social status and then acting on her sudden feeling to get out. It presented a sex scene considered bold and shocking at that time (Jeanne’s orgasm shown only through a close-up of her trembling hand is I think a clever idea from Malle). And it has Jeanne Moreau. (Although for me, anything with Jeanne Moreau is automatically on my personal “classic” list). Even by today’s standards I think this is a very well-made movie if only for the subtlety with which Malle presented how these characters show the spectrum of their raw feelings. Moreau is “on every frame” (Malle’s words from a 1994 interview) and perfectly so. She shows the build-up in Jeanne’s simmering feelings so flawlessly, we actually feel the tension of when it’s going to explode. Magre is pure delight as the fully-enjoy-the-moment Maggy. De Villalonga captures perfectly the unctuous charms of someone who’s enraptured with his own image, endlessly watching and listening to himself in his own head. Cuny is admirably subtle in showing Henri as someone who has really stopped caring a long time ago, just enjoying watching these people make fools of themselves, eventually to choke on their own flirtations. Note his stiff indifference watching Bernard drive away with Jeanne. In the Moreau performances I’ve seen, I think this is one of her finest. In her every movie, the main tension is her eyes — no one really knows what’s going on behind that hypnotic stare. Love, passion, hatred, murder, tenderness, bewilderment? We always have to wait for the end of the movie. Some clever prefiguring clues Malle gives us: The bat flying in during their dinner causing a brief consternation — their fortress has been breached, their aristocracy is not invulnerable anymore. Bernard’s mini-car, slow but unstoppable in the highway — stability, simple and quiet persistence. Bernard freeing the fishes from Henri’s traps — obviously about Jeanne. Excellent, luminous restoration from Criterion of this stunningly photographed black and white film by Henri Decae. Extras include two interviews from Malle and one from Jeanne Moreau. #
Review By: falquizo Rating: 9 Date: 2010-02-28
Rather mediocre French Film

I’m a big fan of French film,I’ve got a French mother and therefore I saw several French films of several decades.LES AMANTS is not one of my favorites.Sure,it has some controversial moments in it for instance the love scene in both bed and bath(for 1958 it must have been quite something)but that just isn’t enough.

Jeanne Moreau is pretty good in LES AMANTS although she’s miles away from her star performance in Truffaut’s classic JULES ET JIM.Another major turn off was to see Moreau with hair under her pits(one of my biggest turn offs),Maybe this is where the gag in HOME ALONE is based on!?!

LES AMANTS reminds me in a far way to LA REGLE DU JEU by Renoir,although both films are miles away from each other.Still,the land house sequences are in a way similar.

Some of the scenes are quite good,for instance the scene in which Moreau meets up with her later lover(amant) Jean-Marc Bory,who’s very good in this film by the way. Still,the fact that she leaves her kid behind to run away with her lover is highly irresponsible. The final shot is very good though,on the side of the road a white horse is standing as the two lovers drive by(in a brilliant deux cheveaux by the way,the greatest car ever made).This shot symbolizes the fact that Moreau has found her prince on the white horse.

But overall…no not very convincing. 6/10

Review By: erwan_ticheler Rating: 6 Date: 2004-08-03

Other Information:

Original Title Les amants
Release Date 1958-11-05
Release Year 1958

Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 28 min (88 min) (Québec) (Canada)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Louis Malle
Writer Louise de Vilmorin, Dominique Vivant
Actors Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory
Country France
Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Chevereau Cameras
Laboratory Laboratoires GTC, Joinville, France
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Dyaliscope
Printed Film Format 35 mm

The Lovers 1958 123movies
Original title Les amants
TMDb Rating 6.7 85 votes

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