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Loulou (1980)




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Maurice Pialat's character study eschews traditional plot development in its examination of the power of sex and passion to overturn class restrictions and social conventions. Isabelle Huppert is Nelly, a middle-class Parisian housewife, married to possessive husband Andre (Guy Marchand). When she meets street thug Loulou (Gerard Depardieu), her middle-class respectability is thrown out the window and she leaves Andre for Loulou. Loulou, who has no job and resorts to robbery to survive, is more than willing to live off Nelly's money. But Andre won't give her up and, in the mind-set of a middle-class bourgeois, tries to convince her to return. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

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Willy Safar
as Jean-Louis
Jean-Claude Meilland
as le gars du casse
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Critic Reviews for Loulou

All Critics (5)

This examination of class, love and sexual politics is full of nuanced observations of character, even as its narrative staggers and reels like a drunk negotiating a dark road.

June 15, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Attractive leads and an unusual story approach outweigh the flm's defects.

July 2, 2004 | Full Review…
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Loulou is a dance macabre of three individuals trying to decide whether or not they want to change their lives.

January 29, 2004 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Loulou

The sensuality in this movie derives from the vagabond lifestyle of both main characters,that supernatural entity inside their souls spreading like a favorable narcotic during their sexual excavations/lustful adventures and certainly,the minimal financial situation they have to deal with.Pialat just loves torturing emotions..

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