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Love and the Frenchwoman (La Francaise et L'Amour) concentrates on the nature of love by illustrating seven separate aspects of the emotion. In "Childhood," 9-year old [[Performer~P72565~Pierre-Jean Vaillard~pierrejeanvaillard]] suffers a traumatic experience when he takes his parents' "cabbage patch" theory of conception too literally. In "Adolescence," a little girl (Annie Sinigalla) constructs an elaborate fantasy world on the occasion of her first kiss. "Virginity" is a study in frustration, as betrothed couple [[Performer~P40009~Valerie Lagrange~valerielagrange]] and Pierre Michel agonizingly await their wedding-night consummation of their ardor. "Marriage" finds a union ending almost before it begins as a pair of newlyweds ([[Performer~P51921~Marie-Jose Nat~mariejosénat]] and [[Performer~P59962~Claude Rich~clauderich]]) bicker all the way to their honeymoon rendezvous. "Adultery" allows husband [[Performer~P48734~Paul Meurisse~paulmeurisse]] the opportunity to calmly provide an object lesson to his wife's lover [[Performer~P81306~Jean-Paul Belmondo~jeanpaulbelmondo]]. In "Divorce", a couple ([[Performer~P27100~Annie Girardot~anniegirardot]] and Francois Pierer) find that it's impossible to have a "civilized" breakup. And in "A Woman Alone," bigamist Robert Lamoreaux meets his Waterloo in the forms of [[Performer~P11118~Martine Carol~martinecarol]] and [[Performer~P50163~Sylvia Montfort~sylviamontfort]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Darry Cowl
as Dr. Dufieux
Sophie Desmarets
as Mother [Adolescence]
Jacqueline Porel
as Mme. Bazouche
Dany Robin
as Nicole [Adultery]
Valerie Lagrange
as Ginette [Virginity]
Paul Meurisse
as Jean-Claude [Adultery]
Jean-Paul Belmondo
as Gil [Adultery]
Annie Girardot
as Danielle [Divorce]
François Perier
as Michel [Divorce]
Martine Carol
as Elaine [A Woman Alone]
Robert Lamoureux
as Desire [A Woman Alone]
Yves Robert
as Man with the Moustache [Marriage]
Noël Roquevert
as Col. Chappe
Marie-José Nat
as Line [Marriage]
Alfred Adam
as Friend [Divorce]
Claude Piéplu
as [Adultery]
Claude Rich
as The Husband
Denise Grey
as Mother [Divorce]
Alice Kessler
as [Adultery]
Francis Blanche
as Marceroux [Divorce]
Georges Chamarat
as Judge [Divorce]
Bibi Morat
as Jaja
Suzanne Nivette
as Mme. Mangebois [A Woman Alone]
Sylvia Montfort
as Gilberte [A Woman Alone]
Jean Poiret
as [Divorce]
Michel Serrault
as Lawyers [Divorce]
Jacques Duby
as Young Man
Jacques Fabbri
as Ticket Collector [Marriage]
Liliane Patrick
as Lady with a Cigarette
Martine Lambert
as Gisele
Micheline Dax
as Lulu
Nicole Chollet
as Mother [Virginity]
Paul Bonifas
as Father [Virginity]
Paul Ville
as Tribunal President [A Woman Alone]
Paulette Dubost
as Mme. Tronche
Pierre Michael
as Francois [Virginity]
Pierre Mondy
as Father [Adolescence]
Pierre-Jean Vaillard
as M. Bazouche
Simone Paris
as [Adolescence]
Simone Renant
as Lawyer [A Woman Alone]

Crew

Jean-Paul Le Chanois
Director
Jean Delannoy
Director
Michel Boisrond
Director
Henri Verneuil
Director
Henri Decoin
Director
René Clair
Director
Christian-Jaque
Director
Robert Woog
Producer
Charles Spaak
Screenwriter
Michel Audiard
Screenwriter
Jean-Paul Le Chanois
Screenwriter
Jacques Robert
Screenwriter
Felicien Marceau
Screenwriter
France Roche
Screenwriter
René Clair
Screenwriter
Robert Le Febvre
Cinematographer
Georges Delerue
Composer (Music Score)
Jacques Metehen
Composer (Music Score)
Henri Crolla
Composer (Music Score)
Joseph Kosma
Composer (Music Score)
Norbert Glanzberg
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Misraki
Composer (Music Score)
Henri Taverna
Editor
Jacques Desagneaux
Editor
Louisette Hautecoeur
Editor
Boris Lewin
Editor
Claude Durand
Editor
Lucien Aguettand
Art Director
Robert Gys
Art Director
Marcel Ayme
Short Story Author
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