Les uns et les autres (1984)

Les uns et les autres (1984)




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Not to be confused with the Bo Derek atrocity of the same name, Claude Lelouch's film covers half a century. Lelouch concentrates on several generations of music lovers, all hailing from different nations and cultural backgrounds. Each of the principal actors plays multiple characters, an intriguing but ultimately confusing gimmick.
Art House & International , Classics , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Fanny Ardant
as Veronique
Evelyne Bouix
as Évelyne
James Caan
as Jason Glenn
Geraldine Chaplin
as Suzanne Glenn
Jorge Donn
as Boris Itovitch
Nicole Garcia
as Anne Meyer
Robert Hossein
as Simon Meyer
Francis Huster
as Francis
Macha Méril
as Magda Kremer
Daniel Olbrychski
as Karl Kremer
Rita Poelvoorde
as Tatiana Itovitch
Raymond Pellegrin
as M. Raymond
Jean-Claude Bouttier
as Philippe Rouget
Greg Bensen
as The Sheik
Ian Cochrane
as Robest Stewart
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Critic Reviews for Les uns et les autres

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

At one point the narrator berates history for lacking imagination; history, as revealed here, certainly lacks taste, and its imagination could be toned up, but there's no shortage of silly entertainment.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
Time Out
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[A] disjointed, incoherent mess.

January 15, 2008

An important cinematic work which celebrates the human imagination as triumphant.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
Spirituality and Practice

Impossible to synopsize coherently, it doesn't so much tackle themes as lay them out for scrutiny and musical embellishment.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008

The songs, written by Michel Legrand and Francis Lai, are addictive in the best French pop manner. A few of the dance sequences are spectacular. Only when the scene shifts to a subplot not involving music does the movie get bogged down.

January 15, 2008

Lelouch doesn't have a handle on his subject.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
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