A Man and a Woman Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Anouk Aimée, Pierre Barouh, Valérie Lagrange

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This movie (Un homme et une femme) was co-written and directed by Claude Lelouch in 1966. It earned the Golden Palm in Cannes on the same year and two Academy Awards (Best Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film) in 1967.
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Jean-Louis Duroc and Anne Gauthier meet by chance in Deauville, France after having left their respective children in a private school. Jean-Louis is a famous racing driver whose wife committed suicide after his car accident during the "24 heures du Mans". Anne Gauthier is also a widow but she hasn't overcome yet the loss of her husband, a stuntman. Jean-Louis brings back Anne to Paris and the two parents agree to see each other again on the next Sunday and to spend the day in Deauville with the children.

The day, spent on a boat, passes marvelously well and Jean-Louis tells Anne he's in love with her. The two following weeks, Jean-Louis takes part in the "Monte-Carlo rally" and cannot see Anne. The evening of Jean-Louis's victory in Monaco, Anne sends a telegram to congratulate him and say to him that she also loves him. Jean-Louis drives then the whole night to Paris, then to Deauville where he joins up with Anne. They sleep together but Anne, who cannot prevent herself from having thoughts about her dead husband, even in the arms of Jean-Louis, decides to put an end to this affair and to return to Paris by train.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes Coping with loss of    -   Husband/boyfriend/squeeze

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris Misc setting    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets

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