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Love at the Top (1974)

Le mouton enragé (original title)
A cynical tragicomedy focusing on the different ways of love in the times of the sexual revolution. Nicholas Mallet, an inconspicuous and shy bank employee, one day successfully invites ... See full summary »

Director:

Michel Deville

Writers:

Christopher Frank (scenario and dialogue), Roger Blondel (based on the novel by)
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Cast

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Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Nicolas Mallet
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Claude Fabre
Romy Schneider ... Roberte Groult
Jane Birkin ... Marie-Paule
Henri Garcin Henri Garcin ... Berthoud
Georges Beller Georges Beller ... Ami de Marie-Paule
Georges Wilson ... Lourceuil
Estella Blain ... Shirley Douglas
Mary Marquet
Betty Berr Betty Berr
Florinda Bolkan ... Flora Danieli
Dominique Constanza Dominique Constanza ... Sabine
Jean-François Balmer ... Vischenko
Michel Vitold Michel Vitold ... Georges Groult
Rachel Cathoud Rachel Cathoud
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A cynical tragicomedy focusing on the different ways of love in the times of the sexual revolution. Nicholas Mallet, an inconspicuous and shy bank employee, one day successfully invites Marie-Paul, a young woman he hadn't known before, in the streets of Paris to a café and sleeps with her the next day. When he tells his surprised friend Claude about the incident, the disillusioned and handicapped writer develops a plan to control and manipulate Nicholas' life. First of all, he procures him to Roberte, a professor of philosophy's frustrated and bored wife... Written by fippi2000

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Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 March 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Connections

Spoofed in Lust at the Top (1985) See more »

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Love Hurts... even in a perfect film.
5 January 2002 | by wobelixSee all my reviews

This is a comedy of morals, so occasionally a gentle touch of bitterness occurs, but a lightness soften all sarcasm and irony flows till all of a sudden one moment will halt your heart and changes everything.

This film, marvelously written and directed, is a gem that shines perfectly, with beautiful acting by all. Jean-Louis Trintignant is exquisite as usual, and Romy Schneider is a pearl, perfect and glowing, that is not to be missed. A truly wonderful film !!


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