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Le grand amour

Pierre Etaix

 
  • France
  • 1969
  • 87 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
  •  

Despite having a loving and patient wife at home, a good-natured suit-and-tie man, played by writer-director Pierre Etaix, finds himself hopelessly attracted to his gorgeous new secretary in this gently satirical tale of temptation. From this simple, standard premise, Etaix weaves a constantly surprising web of complexly conceived jokes. Le grand amour is a cutting, nearly Buñuelian takedown of the bourgeoisie that somehow doesn’t have a mean bone in its body.

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The Return of Etaix

By David Cairns April 23, 2013

Who is Pierre Etaix and where has he been all your life? This is the story of a filmmaker who was vanished, banished, skipped over. It’s as if one of those invisible cubicles mimes are always . . . Read more »

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Anatomy of a Gag: Le grand amour

By David Cairns January 25, 2017

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Artists across all mediums have long been obsessed with the challenge of evoking dream states, but film—with its oneiric combinations of light and shadow, and its ability to manipulate time and . . . Read more »


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Film Essays

Etaix_top_current_thumbnail

The Return of Etaix

By David Cairns April 23, 2013

Who is Pierre Etaix and where has he been all your life? This is the story of a filmmaker who was vanished, banished, skipped over. It’s as if one of those invisible cubicles mimes are always . . . Read more »

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