Maurice Pialat

À nos amours

À nos amours

With his raw style of filmmaking, Maurice Pialat has been called the John Cassavetes of French cinema, and the scorching À nos amours is one of his greatest achievements. In a revelatory film debut, the dynamic, fresh-faced Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a fifteen-year-old Parisian who embarks on a sexual rampage in an effort to separate herself from her overbearing, beloved father (played with astonishing magnetism by Pialat himself), ineffectual mother, and brutish brother. A tender character study that can erupt in startling violence, À nos amours is one of the high-water marks of eighties French cinema.

Film Info

  • Maurice Pialat
  • France
  • 1983
  • 102 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
  • Spine #337

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • New interviews with Catherine Breillat and Jean-Pierre Gorin
  • A 2003 interview with actor Sandrine Bonnaire
  • The Human Eye, a 1999 documentary on the film
  • Archival interview with Maurice Pialat on the set
  • Actor auditions
  • A booklet featuring essays by critics Molly Haskell and Kent Jones and interviews with Pialat and cinematographer Jacques Loiseleux

New cover by Christine Ditrio

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Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • New interviews with Catherine Breillat and Jean-Pierre Gorin
  • A 2003 interview with actor Sandrine Bonnaire
  • The Human Eye, a 1999 documentary on the film
  • Archival interview with Maurice Pialat on the set
  • Actor auditions
  • A booklet featuring essays by critics Molly Haskell and Kent Jones and interviews with Pialat and cinematographer Jacques Loiseleux

New cover by Christine Ditrio

À nos amours
Cast
Sandrine Bonnaire
Suzanne
Evelyne Ker
The mother
Maurice Pialat
The father
Dominique Besnehard
Robert
Cyr Boitard
Luc
Cyril Collard
Jean-Pierre
Maïté Maillé
Martine
Credits
Director
Maurice Pialat
Screenplay
Arlette Langmann
Screenplay
Maurice Pialat
Associate producer
Emmanuel Schlumberger
Executive producer
Micheline Pialat
Editing
Yann Dedet
Sound
Jean Umansky
Music
Klaus Nomi

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