Minne L'Ingenue Libertine (1950)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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The titular Minne, played by Daniele Delorme, is a starry-eyed young girl whose notions about romance have been culled from cheap novels. Upon marrying her handsome cousin, Minne is immediately disillusioned by her new husband's philandering and inattentiveness. Deciding "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em," Minne wearily embarks on a series of desultory love affairs. Few of the male characters are treated sympathetically in this film, with the exception of the likeable ageing rake portrayed by Jean Tissier. Minne, l'Ingenue Libertine was based on a novel by Colette, of Gigi fame (Incidentally, the 1949 film version of Gigi also starred Daniele Delorme).

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cousin, extramarital-affair, newlywed, philandering, romance