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Viva la vie! (Long Live Life) (1984)





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Through a series of convoluted turns, like a tornado going through Kansas, director Claude Lelouch has managed to keep a vacuum at the center of his film. A corporate executive (Michel Piccoli and a young actress (Evelyne Bouix) suddenly disappear and reappear and disappear, almost as fast as blinking Christmas tree lights. Since neither can remember what is going on, it is likely that they are suffering from the classic "I was kidnapped by an extraterrestrial" syndrome. And in fact, that may be the case because it seems that some ETs wanted to speak through these two people to tell earthlings to quit gearing up their nuclear arsenals. Jean-Louis Trintignant plays an acting teacher and Charles Aznavour plays a restaurant owner in this complex story -- yet both stars cannot carry the film on their own merits. For many viewers the labyrinth that wends its way to the final credits is a bit difficult to follow, and at the center of the labyrinth is a woefully inadequate ending. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Charlotte Rampling
as Catherine Perrin
Michel Piccoli
as Michel Perrin
Jean-Louis Trintignant
as Francois Gaucher
Evelyne Bouix
as Sarah Gaucher
Charles Aznavour
as Edouard Takvorian
Laurent Malet
as Laurent Perrin
Myriam Boyer
as Pauline
Philippe Laudenbach
as Professor Sternberg
Denis Lavant
as Caviar delivery man
Martin Lamotte
as TV Journalist
Ged Marlon
as Building contractor
Mado Maurin
as Francois's Mother
Jacques Nolot
as Inspector
Marilyne Even
as A Witness
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