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Toute Une Vie (And Now My Love) (1974)

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Claude Lelouch's romantic drama Toute une Vie chronicles three different love affairs over three generations during the 20th century. Marthe Keller and Charles Denner portray different members of the families in each of the generations. The stories involve a cameraman's son who suffers and survives internment in a concentration camp in World War II, and his daughter, who marries a man who begins adulthood as an ex-convict and a scoundrel but gradually matures and becomes a well-respected filmmaker living in New York. Each section of the film utilizes a style of filmmaking that is associated with the time period being portrayed. Lelouch earned an Academy Award nomination (along with co-screenwriter Pierre Uytterhoeven) for his screenplay in 1975. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast

Marthe Keller
as Sarah / Her Mother / Her Grandmother
Charles Denner
as Sarah's Father / Operator / Sarah's Grandfather
Carla Gravina
as Sarah's Italian Grandmother
Charles Gérard
as Simon's Friend
Alain Basnier
as Understudy
Daniel Boulanger
as (age 14)/(age 18) Hero
Elie Choraqui
as Amorous Union Man
Nathalie Courval
as Wife of the Lawyer
Annie Kerani
as A Woman of Simon
Sam Letrone
as Restaurant Owner
Judith Magre
as Wife of the Operator
Gerard Sire
as Director of L'Usine
Gabriele Tinti
as Six-Day Husband
Venantino Venantini
as Very Italian Italian Man
Harry Walter
as Lover Among Many
Yvan Tanguy
as General's Aide
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Critic Reviews for Toute Une Vie (And Now My Love)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Mr. Lelouch, of course, gives amour its due in And Now My Love, but this is not nearly so impressive as his perceptive, often touching portraits of three eras and their principals.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

If Lelouch's sensibilities are too flimsy to substantiate his quasi-epic ambitions, the film nevertheless offers some cozy comforts and more than a few inside filmmaking jokes.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A film so sentimental and implausible that its emotional indulgence almost seems avant-garde.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

Claude (A Man and a Woman) Lelouch's glossy multi-generational melodrama received Best Screenplay Oscar nomination.

Full Review… | March 20, 2012
EmanuelLevy.Com

[An] energetic, episodic view of three generations of Parisians.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
TV Guide

La schmaltz! Sentimental and implausible.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
Film4

Audience Reviews for Toute Une Vie (And Now My Love)

My parents loved this movie when it came out and so, after years of trying to find this on dvd, I was finally able to sit down and watch... and.... err.... what the hell? Three hours in the interweaving goes from charming to convoluted... and the space ending was idiotic. I hear there's an American cut of this film that ends in the airplane, I'm sure that's a much better film. If I try and forget the last half hour, it's easily a four star movie for the amazing camerawork and the interesting dialogue alone.

Jenna Ipcar
Jenna Ipcar

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