Love and the Frenchwoman (1960)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Marriage Drama, Romantic Comedy, Sex Comedy  |   Release Date - Oct 10, 1960 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 143 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Love and the Frenchwoman (La Francaise et L'Amour) concentrates on the nature of love by illustrating seven separate aspects of the emotion. In "Childhood," 9-year old Pierre-Jean Vaillard suffers a traumatic experience when he takes his parents' "cabbage patch" theory of conception too literally. In "Adolescence," a little girl (Annie Sinigalla) constructs an elaborate fantasy world on the occasion of her first kiss. "Virginity" is a study in frustration, as betrothed couple Valerie Lagrange and Pierre Michel agonizingly await their wedding-night consummation of their ardor. "Marriage" finds a union ending almost before it begins as a pair of newlyweds (Marie-Jose Nat and Claude Rich) bicker all the way to their honeymoon rendezvous. "Adultery" allows husband Paul Meurisse the opportunity to calmly provide an object lesson to his wife's lover Jean-Paul Belmondo. In "Divorce", a couple (Annie Girardot and Francois Pierer) find that it's impossible to have a "civilized" breakup. And in "A Woman Alone," bigamist Robert Lamoreaux meets his Waterloo in the forms of Martine Carol and Sylvia Montfort.



love, bigamy, break-up [romantic], divorce, extramarital-affair, fantasy-world, first-love, honeymoon, infidelity, marriage, newlywed, virgin, wedding-night