Cet Amour-La (2003)

Cet Amour-La



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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.

Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Yann Andréa, Maren Sell, Josée Dayan, Gilles Taurand
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 15, 2005
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as Marguerite Duras

as Yann Andréa

as Woman in a Smock

as Night Nurse

as Hospital Employee

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Critic Reviews for Cet Amour-La

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (15)

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

Full Review… | November 13, 2003
Chicago Tribune
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Like its subject, Cet Amour-La has a knack for making you focus on the beauty beneath the imperfections.

Full Review… | October 3, 2003
Detroit Free Press
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It is a great story, but it hasn't been translated to the screen.

Full Review… | September 20, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle
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Alive and affecting.

Full Review… | June 27, 2003
Los Angeles Times
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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.

Full Review… | June 26, 2003
L.A. Weekly
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[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
Washington Post
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