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Loulou

6.5
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Original title
Loulou
Year
Running time
110 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Arlette Langmann, Maurice Pialat
Music
Phlippe Sarde
Cinematography
Pierre-William Glenn, Jacques Loiseleux
Cast
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Producer
Action Films / Gaumont
Genre
Drama. Romance | Romantic Drama. Psychological Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Maurice Pialat's character study eschews traditional plot development in its examination of the power of sex and passion to overturn class restrictions and social conventions. Isabelle Huppert is Nelly, a middle-class Parisian housewife, married to possessive husband Andre (Guy Marchand). When she meets street thug Loulou (Gerard Depardieu), her middle-class respectability is thrown out the window and she leaves Andre for Loulou. Loulou, who has no job and resorts to robbery to survive, is more than willing to live off Nelly's money. But Andre won't give her up and, in the mind-set of a middle-class bourgeois, tries to convince her to return.
Awards
1980: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1980: César Awards: 3 nominations
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