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Gloria (1977)

Two ten-year-old children, Gloria and Jacques, meet at the former's birthday party. It is love at first sight and they vow eternal love. Unfortunately, the First World War breaks out and ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Autant-Lara
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valérie Jeannet Valérie Jeannet ... Gloria Laurier
Sophie Grimaldi Sophie Grimaldi ... Florence Laurier
Nicole Maurey ... Alice de Clermont
Maurice Biraud ... Stéphane Perreau
Andrée Tainsy Andrée Tainsy ... Estelle - la gouvernante
Dorothée Jemma Dorothée Jemma ... Lili Clape
Alain Marcel Alain Marcel ... Jacques
Jean-Luc Boisserie Jean-Luc Boisserie ... Jacques enfant
Grégoire Aslan ... Le patron du cabaret
Christian Alers Christian Alers ... Le docteur
Robert Dalban ... L'aboyeur
Jean Martinelli ... Le grand-père de Jacques
Valérie Mokhazni Valérie Mokhazni ... Gloria Laurier enfant
Pierre Zimmer ... Hervé de Clermont
Jean Lanier Jean Lanier ... Le colonel
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Two ten-year-old children, Gloria and Jacques, meet at the former's birthday party. It is love at first sight and they vow eternal love. Unfortunately, the First World War breaks out and they are separated. The people around them do not understand the deep feelings that link them to each other. When they meet again after the war, Gloria has become a cabaret dancer whereas Jacques has married in the USA. Nothing seems possible between them any longer... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Not in Excelsis Deo
7 April 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Eight years had passed since the release of Autant-Lara's "Les Patates " which had met mixed critical reception.Although Autant-Lara died in 2000,"Gloria" (1977) was his last effort,and to many ,a sad and tatty end to a career that produced many classics of the FRench cinema.

"Gloria" was generally received with great hostility by French critics who regarded it as rubbish .Autant-Lara called it a day and the man who made "Douce" "Le Diable Au Corps" "L'Auberge Rouge "and "Tu Ne Tueras Point" allowed his prestige to be tacked on to many causes ,some clearly offensive.

Gloria and Jacques ,still children,are in love .But do not expect another "Peter Ibbetson"!It's a melodrama,and in the seventies ,could be considered an anachronism ,although AL had not lost all his flair for story-telling.Jacques and Gloria have to survive in those trouble times ,including WW1,the boy's emigration (in the US) and of course a serious illness .One remembers this scene when the crowds celebrate the armistice ,singing "La Marseillaise " with a Prima Donna dressed in red ,white and blue on the parapet of the opera house.It's a far cry from the impressive ending of "Le Diable Au Corps" (1947).


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 September 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gloria - Liebe meines Lebens See more »

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Gaumont, Production 2000 See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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