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Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968)

After attempting suicide, Claude is recruited for a time travel experiment, but, when the machine goes haywire, he may be trapped hurtling through his memories.

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Alain Resnais
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Rich ... Claude Ridder
Olga Georges-Picot ... Catrine
Anouk Ferjac ... Wiana Lust
Alain MacMoy Alain MacMoy ... Le technicien qui vient chercher Ridder
Vania Vilers ... Le technicien-chauffeur
Ray Verhaeghe Ray Verhaeghe ... Le technicien aux souris
Van Doude ... Jan Rouffer, le chef du centre de recherches de Crespel
Yves Kerboul Yves Kerboul ... Le technicien au tableau noir
Dominique Rozan Dominique Rozan ... Le médecin de Crespel / Doctor Haesserts
Annie Bertin Annie Bertin ... La jeune femme à la trompette
Jean Michaud Jean Michaud ... Le directeur de la maison de diffusion
Claire Duhamel Claire Duhamel ... Jane Swolfs
Bernard Fresson ... Bernard Hannecart
Sylvain Dhomme Sylvain Dhomme ... L'homme qui invite Ridder à dîner
Irène Tunc ... Marcelle Hannecart
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Storyline

Recovering from an attempted suicide, a man is selected to participate in a time travel experiment that has only been tested on mice. A malfunction in the experiment causes the man to experience moments from his past in a random order. Written by Andy Taylor <mimyandy@interlog.com>

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The past is the present and future in Alain Resnais' new time machine. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Dutch | English

Release Date:

24 April 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Te amo, te amo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,869, 16 February 2014

Gross USA:

$71,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,393
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Claude Ridder: Catherine. Catherine... I love you. Do you hear me? I love you. It was the only reason. Long before you die. And now I'm dead. I'm cold. I hear my words. It's the drug... How likely I'll survive? Oh yeah, 100% if I were a rat. Then I'm a rat, because I'm alive. Now see... anyway still have to wait four minutes. And the rat? Where is the rat?
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a pointless experiment in non-narrative filmmaking
3 October 2019 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

This is not a sci-fi movie in the normal sense of the word. It does not explore futuristic concepts or alien ways of thought. The sci-fi premise is nothing but a framework for a movie interested in seeing what happens if a movie is told entirely at random in little bits and pieces.

After establishing a few science rules, the protagonist is plopped into a brain-shaped tent so he can travel back in time and relive a single minute from a year ago. But once in the past he finds himself jumping from memory to memory. Some memories are a few seconds, some might last a minute. Some connect, some seem to be random.

Many of the moments center around a depressed woman, and the movie is an exploration of her, and him, and whatever surrounds that. There are also moments that are just odd, like an unexplained guy in a Halloween mask.

Unfortunately, none of this is all that interesting. The lead character is a lump and his women seem interchangeable. (For me that is literally the case; I have faceblindness and could not figure out which woman was in which scene, which means this movie was harder for me to follow than it would be for someone who didn't have issues recognizing faces).

The look is as bland as the characters, and the whole thing feels more like an intellectual exercise than a genuine attempt to say something about anything.


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