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A Very Private Affair (1962)

Vie privée (original title)
When Jill becomes a movie star, she soon discovers that her private life is destroyed by persistent fans that won't leave her alone. Her mother's ex-lover, Fabio, tries to protect her.

Director:

Louis Malle

Writers:

Jean-Paul Rappeneau (screenplay), Louis Malle (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brigitte Bardot ... Jill
Marcello Mastroianni ... Fabio Rinaldi
Nicolas Bataille Nicolas Bataille ... Edmond
Dirk Sanders Dirk Sanders ... Dick
Jacqueline Doyen Jacqueline Doyen ... Juliette
Paul Sorèze Paul Sorèze ... Maxime (as Paul Soreze)
Eléonore Hirt ... Cécile (as Eleonore Hirt)
Gloria France Gloria France ... Anna
Ursula Kubler Ursula Kubler ... Carla
Isarco Ravaioli Isarco Ravaioli
Gregor von Rezzori Gregor von Rezzori ... Gricha
Antoine Roblot Antoine Roblot ... Alain - le photographe
Simonetta Simeoni Simonetta Simeoni
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When Jill becomes a movie star, she soon discovers that her private life is destroyed by persistent fans that won't leave her alone. Her mother's ex-lover, Fabio, tries to protect her. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | Italian

Release Date:

28 September 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Very Private Affair See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

French actor Michel Auclair dubs Marcelo Mastroianni's voice in French. See more »

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Referenced in Waiting for Angelina (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Leçon De Danse
Written By François Carpi
Orcheste dirigé par la compositeur François Carpi
Music by Jean-Max Rivière and Jean Spanos (as Y. Spanos)
(p) 1962 SEMI, Barclay
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Marvelous last third after glacial first hour
27 April 2002 | by herbqediSee all my reviews

For the record, I saw the dubbed version. But for the first hour, there is so little dialogue, I don't think it could matter very much. This early Malle film spends so much time on Bardot's character's angst and yearning for her own time and space that you might be tempted to turn it off. Don't, but if you have it on tape, you may wish to fast forward. The second third of the movie is a never-ending cliche. As a reward, the ending is rich, vibrant, and celebratory.


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