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Two English Girls (1971)

Les deux Anglaises et le continent (original title)
At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at... See full summary »

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François Truffaut

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Henri-Pierre Roché (novel), François Truffaut (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Claude Roc
Kika Markham ... Ann Brown
Stacey Tendeter Stacey Tendeter ... Muriel Brown
Sylvia Marriott Sylvia Marriott ... Mrs. Brown
Marie Mansart Marie Mansart ... Madame Roc
Philippe Léotard ... Diurka
Irène Tunc ... Ruta
Mark Peterson Mark Peterson ... Mr. Flint
Georges Delerue ... Claude's Business Agent
Marie Iracane Marie Iracane ... Madame Roc's maidservant
Marcel Berbert Marcel Berbert ... Vendeur d'art
Jeanne Lobre Jeanne Lobre ... Porter
David Markham David Markham ... Palmist
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At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at the house where she lives with her mother and her sister Muriel, for whom she intends Claude. During these holidays, Claude, Ann and Muriel become very close and he gradually falls in love with Muriel. But both families lay down a one-year-long separation without any contact before agreeing to the marriage. So Claude goes back to Paris when he has many love affairs before sending Muriel a break-off letter... Written by Yepok

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Francois Truffaut has created a new film based on the only other novel by the author of "Jules and Jim" See more »

Genres:

Romance | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

18 November 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Two English Girls See more »

Filming Locations:

Flamanville, Manche, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,206, 25 April 1999

Gross USA:

$509

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$509
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Anne's last words in the film are, "If you send for a doctor, I will see him now." These were writer Emily Brontë's last words before she died, Truffaut who was an avid reader probably used her words in the film as an homage or to compare her to the character of Anne. See more »

Goofs

When Claude hurts his leg the torn rope of the swing is too long in the shot after the accident. See more »

Quotes

Muriel Brown: Love doesn't complicate life, but the uncertainly of love.
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Alternate Versions

Originally released at 108 minutes. In 1984 director Francois Truffaut added outtake footage. This re-released Director's Cut is 132 minutes long. See more »

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Featured in Love on the Run (1979) See more »

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Melodramatic Triangle of Love
14 June 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the end of the Nineteenth Century, the English teenager Ann Brown (Kika Markham) travels from Wales to Paris and befriends the French Claude Roc (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and she invites him to visit her hometown, where she lives with her mother (Sylvia Marriot) and her younger sister Muriel (Stacey Tendeter). When Claude arrives at her home, Ann and Muriel become close friend of Claude, but Ann pushes Claude towards Muriel and they fall in love for each other. However their mothers propose a separation during one year without any communication between them to make them sure about their real feelings. But after six months in Paris, Claude is seduced by many love affairs and sends a letter to Muriel calling off their commitment. When Claude meets Ann in Paris later, they have a love affair; but Claude still has feelings for Muriel.

"Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent" is a pointless and dull romance with a melodramatic triangle of love that recalls a soap-opera most of the time. The cinematography, sets and costumes give a beautiful reconstitution of the period; the gorgeous Kika Markham and Stacey Tendeter have great performances; but the excessive narrative of the obvious is irritating and the feature could be shorter. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "As Duas Inglesas e o Amor" ("The Two Englishwomen and the Love")


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