Tag Archives: Lea Massari

Le souffle au coeur / Murmur of the Heart (1971) Louis Malle, Lea Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin, Drama, Comedy

Le souffle au coeur AKA Murmur of the Heart (1971)
This is a jolly coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old boy named Laurent Chevalier who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France. This is France in the mid-1950s rather than America in the 1990s. Thus, Laurent is unharmed by events which would irreparably shatter the self-esteem of a modern American adolescent: he gets drunk, he smokes, he has sex, he is smothered by his mother, he is ignored by his father, a priest makes a pass at him, he gets rheumatoid fever, etc. There’s enough scandalous behavior in this film to make 100 made-for-TV movies, and yet this is a very happy and oddly innocent tale.
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Le femme en bleu / The Woman in Blue (1973) Michel Deville, Michel Piccoli, Lea Massari, Michel Aumont, Comedy, Drama

Le femme en bleu (1973)
Pierre, musician, lives in Paris. He is happy and has everything to be: an apartment, a nice job, a nice house, discs he listens passionately and Aurélie, a dear friend. One day, in a drugstore, he saw a young woman dressed all in blue. Contrary to his habits, it does not address and lets out. It does not happen then a day without it seeks it in Paris, in the streets, in shops, by car, on foot, day and night. He confides in Aurélie, it helps restore the beautiful stranger … Gradually, Peter discovers that he has a love Aurelie.
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