Tag Archives: Alexandre Astruc

Éducation sentimentale / Sentimental Education (1962) Alexandre Astruc, Jean-Claude Brialy, Marie-José Nat, Dawn Addams, Drama, Romance, Comedy

Sentimental Education (1962)
Frédéric, a shy small-town man, falls in love with Anne, a middle class woman married to Didier, who cheats on her with top model Barbara. Catherine, a very determined woman, is secretly in love with Frédéric and in order to keep him away from Anne, pushes him into Barbara’s arms. After a while, she gives herself to him. On the other hand, Didier is forced to leave the country due to a swindle. Anne decides to follow him but, before leaving, she exchanges a last kiss with Frédéric. Catherine understands she has lost the game. Frédéric remains by himself.

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La proie pour l’ombre / Shadows of Adultery (1961) Alexandre Astruc, Annie Girardot, Daniel Gélin, Christian Marquand, Drama

La proie pour l'ombre (Alexandre Astruc, 1961)
Anna, twenty-seven, married to building contractor Eric, refuses to live in his wake. Craving independence, she can exist through the art gallery she runs, but isn’t this occupation a mere wholesome distraction? When she meets Bruno and become his lover she thinks she will find fulfillment only to realize that she is just another plaything in a man’s hands.

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