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La maman et la putain

Jean Eustache / FR, 1973 / 217 min.

Jean Eustache’s controversial portrait of the sexual revolution has been called ‘the last great nouvelle vague film’. Jean-Pierre Léaud plays narcissistic ne’er-do-well Alexandre, who is caught up in a love triangle. The women in his life point out his shortcomings. Recently restored (4K).

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Eminent film critic Roger Ebert called La maman et la putain ‘a brilliantly written film’. Unexpectedly for an infamous seventies production that achieved cult status, the dialogues, monologues and camerawork were all done with the utmost precision.



Jean Eustache

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La maman et la putain


217 min.







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