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

Crew

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