The Man Who Loved Women

"Very Good"

The Man Who Loved Women Review


Here's a title that says it all. Bertrand Morane (Charles Denner, upon whom the film is partly/sort of based) loves women, and he'll jeopardize life and limb just to get a look at a woman's shins. This semi-classic François Truffaut film is little more than a series of "relationships" of Bertrand's, as seen in flashback from his funeral and through the lyricism of his autobiography. The funny thing isn't just how desperate Bertrand is -- he's also rather homely and seemingly irresistable. The ending is classic: From his death bed, he reaches for the nurse, only to fall to his ultimate demise. It's a quirky film about, well, not quite love, and not quite relationships, but what passed for them in 1970s France.

Aka L'Homme qui aimait les femmes.



The Man Who Loved Women

Facts and Figures

Run time: 120 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 27th April 1977

Box Office Worldwide: $11M

Budget: $19M

Production compaines: Columbia Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Fresh: 8 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: François Truffaut

Producer: , François Truffaut

Starring: as David Fowler, as Marianna, as Louise Carr, as Agnes Chapman, Cynthia Sikes as Courtney Wade, as Nancy, as Janet Wainwright, Ellen Bauer as Svetlana, as Enid, Tracy Vaccaro as Legs, as Roy Carr, Ben Powers as Al, Shelly Manne as Himself, Don Menza as Himself, Jimmy Rowles as Himself, Andrew Simpkins as Himself, Jill Carroll as Sue, Herb Tanney as Doctor (as Schweitzer Tanney), as Himself, Joseph Bernard as Dr. Simon Abrams, John J. Flynn Jr. as Henry, Jim Knaub as Carl, James C. Lewis as Lieutenant Cranzano, as Sergeant Stone, Jennifer Ashley as David's Mother, Tony Brown as David at 16, Philip Alexander as David at 12, Jonathan Rogal as David at 8, Margie O'Malley as Aerobics Instructor (as Margie Denecke), Jerry Martin as Man at Barbeque, Sharon Hughes as Nurse, Nanci Rogers as Nurse, Kai J. Wong as Chinese Waiter, Walter Soo Hoo as Gardener, Marilyn Child as Older Hooker, Cindi Dietrich as Darla, Arnie Moore as Camper Driver, as Gucci Clerk, Lynn Webb as Houston Motor Cop, Jason Ross as Gas Station Attendant, Alisa Lee as Girl in Airport

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