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L'important c'est d'aimer (1975)

R | | Drama, Romance | April 1977 (USA)
Servais Mont, a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier who earns her money starring in cheap soft-core movies. Trying to help her, he borrows the money from the loan sharks to finance the ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrzej Zulawski

Writers:

Christopher Frank (novel), Christopher Frank (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romy Schneider ... Nadine Chevalier
Fabio Testi ... Servais Mont
Jacques Dutronc ... Jacques Chevalier
Claude Dauphin ... Mazelli
Roger Blin Roger Blin ... Le père de Servais
Gabrielle Doulcet Gabrielle Doulcet ... Madame Mazelli
Michel Robin ... Raymond Lapade
Guy Mairesse Guy Mairesse ... Laurent Messala
Katia Tchenko ... Myriam
Nicoletta Machiavelli ... Luce
Klaus Kinski ... Karl-Heinz Zimmer
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... L'assistant-metteur en scène
Henri Coutet Henri Coutet ... Le père de Jacques (scenes deleted)
Sylvain Levignac Sylvain Levignac ... Le premier homme dans la brasserie (as Sylvain)
Andrée Tainsy Andrée Tainsy ... La mère de Jacques (scenes deleted) (as Andree Tainsy)
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Storyline

Servais Mont, a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier who earns her money starring in cheap soft-core movies. Trying to help her, he borrows the money from the loan sharks to finance the theatrical production of 'Richard III' and gives Nadine a part. Nadine is torn apart between Servais, for whom she is falling in love, and her husband Jacques, to whom she has moral obligations. Written by Yuri German <blsidt1@imf.org>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

That Most Important Thing: Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,370, 14 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,444, 24 September 2017
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'Romy Schneider' considered this movie her best work. See more »

Quotes

Nadine Chevalier: I'm dubbing Jane Fonda.
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Alternate Versions

Italian video version excludes some violent and explicit erotic scenes and runs 105 min. See more »

Connections

References Earth (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Désespoir Et Violence
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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Worst French Movie Ever Made
8 January 2012 | by leiser18See all my reviews

I just bought the DVD of this film and will never cease regretting it. This is the most awful Romy Schneider film I have seen, and I have seen most of her movies, including the ones filmed in Germany (Sissi, etc.).

The 70's produced the weirdest films and I probably should have known better: if Klaus Kinski was in it, it cannot be good. But I love Romy Schneider and so I went for it.

I will probably never see this movie again because I couldn't sit through this pretentious crap twice. I cannot understand how anyone could like this film. I didn't even like Romy in it, and that says a lot, given that she's one of my favorite actresses.

If one reads the description of the movie plot, one is deceived as the story is not as simply told as described. I wish I could get my money back, but I bought the DVD from Amazon.de (Germany) - too much hassle to return it. I'll just throw in the trash instead and good riddance.


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