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The Game Is Over (1966)

La curée (original title)
Renee Saccard is a pampered, selfish young wife of a middle-aged Parisian businessman who falls in love with her stepson but is driven to the point of madness when her husband tricks the ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Vadim

Writers:

Jean Cau (adaptation), Roger Vadim (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Fonda ... Renee Saccard
Michel Piccoli ... Alexandre Saccard
Peter McEnery ... Maxime Saccard
Tina Aumont ... Anne Sernet (as Tina Marquand)
Jacques Monod Jacques Monod ... M. Sernet
Howard Vernon ... Lawyer
Douglas Read Douglas Read ... Maitre d'Hotel
Luang Ham Chau Luang Ham Chau ... Mr. Chou (as Ham Chau Luong)
Germaine Montero Germaine Montero ... Guest
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Renee Saccard is a pampered, selfish young wife of a middle-aged Parisian businessman who falls in love with her stepson but is driven to the point of madness when her husband tricks the stepson into betraying her. Written by alfiehitchie

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JANE FONDA and PETER MCENERY storm the screen in ROGER VADIM's new film sensation!

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 June 1966 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Game Is Over See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original English version was released on VHS in 1988. See more »

Alternate Versions

After a scene-by-scene comparison, it's obvious that the VHS version of this film is an entirely different English-language cut from the all-French DVD release. Fonda and McEnery speak their own English and French in the respective versions, while Michele Piccoli is dubbed in the English cut. It's very interesting, because even in the non-dialogue scenes, different takes--and often different actions--were used for each version. (Note: You may also want to reference this in the Language section.) See more »

Connections

Version of La cuccagna (1917) See more »

Soundtracks

La Curée (Générique Fin)
Written by Jean-Pierre Bourtayre and Jean Bouchéty
Performed by Jean Bouchéty
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Zola would turn in his grave.
19 March 2002 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

If you are curious enough to know how abysmal French post nouvelle vague cinema can turn,this is the movie to choose.Adapting the second volume of Emile Zola's Rougon-Macquart saga and transposing the action to the sixties -complete with pop art,rock music and sitar!!!-Roger Vadim completely makes a fool of himself:the dialogue is so ridiculous that it's involuntary funny:(Piccoli to his wife who wants to get a divorce "i can't give you your money back;I have invested it in my business.Fonda(the wife):but it's robbery! )Fonda wants to get divorce because she's in love with her stepson,Piccoli's offspring.

Jane Fonda ,after "Barbarella" ,will turn around from these Vadim disasters and come back to making great movies with "they shoot horses don't they?"(1969)Of course,Claude Renoir's cinematography is astounding as ever and redeems this laughable soap opera a bit.So does Piccoli's desirable mansion:the conservatory and the bedrooms where Fonda and her lover play around while avoiding prying eyes,que c'est chic!


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