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A Man And A Woman, 20 Years Later (1986)

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It is possible to enjoy Claude Lelouch's Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later on its own merits, though we advise that to fully appreciate the film, it's best to catch Lelouch's 1966 blockbuster A Man and a Woman first. True to its word, the 1986 film brings us up to date with the protagonists of the earlier picture. One-time movie script girl Anouk Aimee is now a producer, suffering a slump due to a string of box-office bombs. Former race car driver Jean-Louis Trintigant now books races for younger drivers. His love affair with Aimee long in the past, Tritignant is startled to receive an out-of-the-blue phone call from his former amour. She wants his permission to film a musical version of their romance, but with more "suitable" younger leads. Alas, Aimee has been part of the Studio System too long, and can't help but include a pointless subplot involving an escaped lunatic. Aimee must give up her show-biz excesses, and Tritignant must forsake his much-younger mistress Marie-Sophie Pochat, in order to clear the decks for a happy ending. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Jean-Louis Trintignant
as Jean-Louis Duroc
Anouk Aimée
as Anne Gauthier
Richard Berry
as Richard Berry
Evelyne Bouix
as Francoise
Marie-Sophie Pochat
as Marie-Sophie
Philippe Leroy
as Prof. Thevenin
Antoine Sire
as Antoine
André Engel
as Film director
Tanya Lopert
as Herself
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Critic Reviews for A Man And A Woman, 20 Years Later

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Twenty years later and none the wiser for it.

January 15, 2008 | Full Review…

At several points, Mr. Lelouch inserts clips of the young couple from A Man and a Woman. Those moments glow and remind us of what is missing this time round.

January 15, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

At his worst, Lelouch is extraordinarily awkward, shooting off in 12 different directions.

January 15, 2008 | Full Review…

An enjoyable, often funny effort, though those who've seen and liked the original are bound to appreciate this more than other viewers.

January 15, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Undeniably visula with a suitably sweeping score. Cynics should stay well away and let the rest of us enjoy it.

January 15, 2008 | Full Review…

The story falls flat since not enough loving care has been given to the screenplay.

August 25, 2004 | Full Review…

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