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Cet Amour-La (2003)



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Movie Info

In the later years of her life, French author Marguerite Duras lives in a self-destructive haze, plagued by writer's block and the physical effects of alcoholism. She shuts herself off from the world, until Yann Andrea, a man thirty-six years her junior, pays her a visit, and soon, the two commence a passionate affair.


Jeanne Moreau
as Marguerite Duras
Aymeric Demarigny
as Yann Andréa
Christiane Rorato
as Woman in a Smock
Sophie Milleron
as Night Nurse
Justine Levy
as Hospital Employee
Stanislas Sauphanor
as Buffet Waiter
Tanya Lopert
as The Ambassador's Wife
Adrien Guilbert
as Oyster Stall Kid
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Critic Reviews for Cet Amour-La

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (14)

It's a tender, sympathetic film from a gifted writer-director, Algerian-born Josee Dayan, who obviously adores Moreau, Duras and literature.

November 13, 2003 | Rating: 3/4

Like its subject, Cet Amour-La has a knack for making you focus on the beauty beneath the imperfections.

October 3, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It is a great story, but it hasn't been translated to the screen.

September 20, 2003 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Alive and affecting.

June 27, 2003 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Cet Amour-Là founders on the difficulty that faces all movies about artists -- how to contextualize the work into the life without putting the audience to sleep.

June 26, 2003

[Moreau] now in her mid-70s, takes charge of her scenes with an iron-fisted authority that refuses to acknowledge the inert movie around her.

May 9, 2003

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