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The man who loved women

The Man Who Loved Women

The man who loved women

cast: Charles Denner, Brigitte Fossey, Leslie Caron, Nelly Borgeaud

year: 1977

colour: yes

certificate: 15

director: Francois Truffaut

runtime: 119

Of the many influences on Truffaut, that of Sacha Guitry is most obvious in this film about serial womaniser Bertrand Morane (Denner). Like Guitry, Truffaut presents his hero explicitly as a cad, yet one whose self-awareness (he is writing a book about his conquests) and charm make him irresistible to women. Within the framing story of the hero's funeral, the film is imbued with both melancholy and a cynically comic tone.


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