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A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later Details


It is possible to enjoy Claude Lelouch's Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later on its own merits, though we advise that to fully appreciate the film, it's best to catch Lelouch's 1966 blockbuster Claude Lelouch's first. True to its word, the 1986 film brings us up to date with the protagonists of the earlier picture. One-time movie script girl Anouk Aimee is now a producer, suffering a slump due to a string of box-office bombs. Former race car driver Jean-Louis Trintigant now books races for younger drivers. His love affair with Aimee long in the past, Tritignant is startled to receive an out-of-the-blue phone call from his former amour. She wants his permission to film a musical version of their romance, but with more "suitable" younger leads. Alas, Aimee has been part of the Studio System too long, and can't help but include a pointless subplot involving an escaped lunatic. Aimee must give up her show-biz excesses, and Tritignant must forsake his much-younger mistress Marie-Sophie Pochat, in order to clear the decks for a happy ending. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 12, 1966


Anouk Aimée
as Anne Gauthier
Jean-Louis Trintignant
as Jean-Louis Duroc
Evelyne Bouix
as Francoise
Richard Berry
as Himself
Marie-Sophie Pochat
as Marie-Sophie
Philippe Leroy-Beaulieu
as Prof. Thevenin
Charles Gerard
as Charlot
Antoine Sire
as Antoine
André Engel
as Film director
Patrick Poivre D'Arvor
as Patrick Poivre d'Arvor
Thierry Sabine
as Thierry Sabine
Robert Hossein
as Robert Hossein
Tanya Lopert
as Tanya Lopert
Nicole Garcia
as Nicole Garcia
Jacques Weber
as Himself
Yane Barry
Jean-Philippe Chatrier
Caroline Lang
Laurence Merchet
Isabelle Sadoyan
Tom Novembre
Benoit Regent
Patrice Valota
Jacques Weber
as Himself


Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
Monique Lange
Jerome Tonnerre
Pierre Uytterhoeven
Francis Lai
Composer (Music Score)
Pierre Barouh
Christian Gaubert
Musical Direction/Supervision
Hugues Darmois
Jacques Bufnoir
Art Director
Mic Cheminal
Costume Designer
Harald Maury
Sound/Sound Designer
Remy Julienne