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919 Ratings

The Lovers

Les amants

Directed by Louis Malle
France, 1958
Romance, Drama


A deeply felt and luxuriously filmed fairy tale for grown-ups, The Lovers presents Jeanne Moreau as a restless bourgeois wife whose eye wanders from both her husband and her lover to an attractive passing stranger.

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The Lovers Directed by Louis Malle

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1958 | 2 wins including: Best Actress (New Cinema Award)



Critics reviews

There is so much internal dissonance in Les Amants. Malle works with a very deceptive touch and the viewer is constantly plagued by the sense that there are other levels to the film, levels to which we have only sporadic access.
March 14, 2018
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