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A Man and a Woman

Original title
Un homme et une femme
Year
Running time
102 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven
Music
Francis Lai
Cinematography
Claued Lelouch
Cast
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Producer
Les Films 13
Genre
Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. Psychological Drama. Melodrama. Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow/widower. Each is slow to reveal anything personal so that each revelation is hidden by a misperception. They become friends, then close friends, and then she reveals that she can't have a lover because, for her, her husband's memory is still too strong. Much of the film is told wordlessly in action, or through hearing one of their thoughts as they go about their day.
Awards
1966: Oscars Awards: Best Foreign Language Picture, Original Screenplay. 4 Nominations
1966: 2 Golden Globes: Best Foreign Language Picture and Actress (Aimée). 5 Nom.
1966: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) & OCIC Award
1966: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
1966: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1966: National Board of Review: Top Best Foreign Films
1967: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Actress (Anouk Aimée). 2 Nominations
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