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Love on the Ground (1984)

L'amour par terre (original title)
A play within a play within a play within a play. Actors perform a play in a house, an audience member invites them to work in his own home improvising a play around his own life. The line between fiction and reality blur.

Director:

Jacques Rivette

Writers:

Pascal Bonitzer (scenario), Marilù Parolini (scenario) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Birkin ... Emily
Geraldine Chaplin ... Charlotte
André Dussollier ... Paul
Isabelle Linnartz Isabelle Linnartz ... Béatrice
Sandra Montaigu Sandra Montaigu ... Eléonore
László Szabó ... Virgil (as Laszlo Szabo)
Eva Roelens Eva Roelens ... Adriana / Justine
Facundo Bo Facundo Bo ... Silvano
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Clémont Roquemaure
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A play within a play within a play within a play. Actors perform a play in a house, an audience member invites them to work in his own home improvising a play around his own life. The line between fiction and reality blur.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 October 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Love on the Ground See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Intriguing if you can stand the length
8 July 2019 | by Classic-Movie-ClubSee all my reviews

There are reasons that Rivette is the least known of the New Wave directors.. For some this will feel like a slow drag (the director's cut is running 169mn long), but a few others will enjoy the blend of theatre and life itself that turns into one big messy, ecstatic stew, bubbling over with emotions, both performed and deeply felt.


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