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The Lovers 1958 123movies

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Nov. 05, 195890 Min.
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Watch: Les amants 1958 123movies, Full Movie Online – Bored with her husband, bored with her polo-playing lover, will the middle-aged heroine go away with the young man who gave her a lift that day when her car broke down on the way back to her country estate from a weekend with her lover in Paris?.
Plot: A shallow, provincial wife finds her relationship with her preoccupied husband strained by romantic notions of love, leading her further towards Paris and the country wilderness.
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The most romantic film ever made
Louis Malle’s Les Amants is the most romantic film ever made. Screw subjectivity and critical judgment. I’ve just come off fresh from seeing it, and, in the spirit of the film, I’ll let my excitement wash over me instead of letting it die down to see it coolly. Seeing it gave me one of those precious moments, moments where you gasp and go oh-my-god, disbelieving your eyes that cinema could go to places like this, and make you feel things you never felt were possible in fiction.

Buried within the Optimum Releasing of the Louis Malle box set, but it emerges the most deafeningly romantic, even when compared to the already celestial ending of the more famous Elevator to the Gallows. Its blissed out view on happiness makes it impossible to attach any critical adjectives to it; it requires us to suspend all thinking faculties and just go with that one powerful emotion.

It’s amazing how it turns what could’ve looked like a cover of a chick romance novel into something this beautiful. Henri Decae, who almost single-handedly created the first images of the New Wave, literally sets the screen aglow in ecstasy, painting the two lovers in a heavenly light in that pivotal centerpiece, which is one of the greatest moments of cinema, bar none. Even Jean Vigo’s L’Atalante holds nothing on this. (There will be spoilers from hereon, and I would urge you to stop reading this paragraph if you’ve not seen the film. The joy of discovery in this film is so much more than any other film I’ve experienced, that I’m wholly convinced that one should experience this as fresh as a virgin.) Stripped of their daily pretenses and graces, the two lovers traverse a God-made Eden, becoming simply Man and Woman and reuniting again, several millenia after the First Man and First Woman were expulsed from paradise. When Jeanne Moreau takes Jean-Marc Bory’s hand and asks him ‘Is this the land you created for me to lose myself in?’, the gaze is sealed and the viewer can do nothing but share in their passion. The two lovers become such eminent symbols of love, sex, and happiness that it’s hard to imagine anything more sensual and erotic than this, especially when compared to the fully colored and fully exposed sex symbols of today. They belong to an era removed from any other, not the era that the film was made in, but a black-and-white, pristine era that exists only in cinema, one in which true love still exists without the moorings of reality.

And the decided lack of moorings in this film is what makes it so bewitching. Whether it’s the fleeting white horse or the eyes of the beautiful beautiful Jeanne Moreau, the film doesn’t look back, but indulges fully in the moment, that moment of sensuousness. It is so fitting that the film should be called Les Amants, because anything else would be pretension – the lovers become the lovers of any era, any millennium, by their love alone they have been elevated to the great lovers that have long passed. They transcend being, nature, rules and become one – spirits entwined – with a world that is beyond the tangible, such that any rational reasoning will not be understanding. It’s a magical world, a fantasy world, a world that is as unreal as we want it to be real. And this world, the film proposes, can only be reached through a temporary moment of love, un-selfish, immaterial, illogical, and unquestioning love. And when you’re able to give yourself in, together with the film, it suddenly becomes so clear and not that unreal anymore.

At the risk of sounding like a nut, I just wanted to recommend this film to everyone who thought that this century has made us cynical. Cinema, which began and evolved with this century, has rarely stepped out of its time so gloriously that it becomes a monument, a structure of those classical (and probably impossible) days. It is the single most ravishingly beautiful moment in the history of cinema.

Review By: danielhsf

Other Information:

Original Title Les amants
Release Date 1958-11-05
Release Year 1958

Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 28 min (88 min) (Québec) (Canada)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Louis Malle
Writer Louise de Vilmorin, Dominique Vivant
Actors Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory
Country France
Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Chevereau Cameras
Laboratory Laboratoires GTC, Joinville, France
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Dyaliscope
Printed Film Format 35 mm

The Lovers 1958 123movies
The Lovers 1958 123movies
Original title Les amants
TMDb Rating 6.6 98 votes

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