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A Few Hours of Sunlight (1971)

Un peu de soleil dans l'eau froide (original title)
Nathalie Silvener, a married woman, falls for Gilles, a depressed and brilliant Parisian journalist who is already in a relationship with a model.

Director:

Jacques Deray

Writers:

Françoise Sagan (book), Jean-Claude Carrière (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudine Auger ... Nathalie Silvener
Marc Porel ... Gilles Lantier
Judith Magre ... Odile
Barbara Bach ... Héloïse / Elvire
André Falcon André Falcon ... Florent
Jean-Claude Carrière ... François, le mari de Nathalie
Nadine Alari ... Gilda
Gérard Depardieu ... Pierre, le frère de Nathalie
Marc Eyraud Marc Eyraud ... Monsieur Rouargue
Jacques Debary ... Fairmont
Max Vialle Max Vialle ... M. Pontier
Roger Pelletier Roger Pelletier
Guido Mannari Guido Mannari ... Thomas
Mireille Perrey
Paula Dehelly Paula Dehelly ... Mme Rouargue
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Nathalie Silvener, a married woman, falls for Gilles, a depressed and brilliant Parisian journalist who is already in a relationship with a model.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 October 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Few Hours of Sunlight See more »

Filming Locations:

Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Le Palland is now a gite where you can stay in the original film set (www.lepalland.com). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Spy Who Loved Me: 007 in Egypt (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Seule dans Paris
Music by Michel Legrand
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A timeless and beautiful drama despite the sparse English subtitles
9 May 2003 | by BHardy-3See all my reviews

This is a very fine film based on a novel of Francoise Sagan.A new love heals a man and lifts him from deep depression.Claudine Auger and Mark Porel are the lovers who meet in Limoges.They are ideal as Nathalie and Gilles.However,Porel appears to look very young in certain scenes.The director,Jacques Deray was excellent in slowly changing the mood as the couple settles down in Paris.I did have a small problem with following some conversations when the subtitles were too sparse.Of course,a French speaking viewer would do better.Although this film is 32 years old,it is as relevant right now.The music of Michel Legrand fit perfectly.


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