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Parfait amour !

Fortnight 1996, Feature film, 1 h 53


Dunkerque, a mysterious and austere town, is a port favourable to lover’s wandering. Fred and Christophe are starting their love story. He is twenty-eight. She is thirty-seven (divorced with two children). A rather classic middle-class-looking woman She is surprised first. But she finally believes in their story. Then life returned to normal: realities appear. The man’s new personality emerges: selfish, tortured, drifting off. In other words, a young man. He cannot stand to have “led his life” at a time when he wants to “live” it. She suffers. Sometimes, he leaves her brutally, then comes back ringing at her door the same night. He is sorry. In fact, the dream is over: now she is the adult, he is the adolescent. Their relationship continues though, passionate and poisoned. Until one evening too many…


Catherine Breillat

Catherine Breillat was born in 1948 and moved to Paris when she was 17. She got her professional start as a writer with a novel which she herself described as libertine, L’Homme facile, published in May 1968. She has written nine other books since. In 1975, she directed her first film, Une vraie jeune fille, than collaborated the following year on David Hamilton’s Bilitis. Her films deal with desire and female sexuality and attack repressive morality and male education.

Alain Soral
Alice Mitterrand
Coralie Gengenbach
Delphine de Malerbe
Francis Renaud,
Isabelle Renauld
Laura Saglio
Marie Lebée
Michèle Reme
Serge Toubiana
Tom Rocheteau

Catherine Breillat

Laurent Dailland

Jean Minondo

Agnès Guillemot, Katia Chelli

Set decoration
Françoise Dupertuis

PRODUCTION : Dacia Films 3, rue de Liège, 75009 Paris Tél. : 01 40 23 48 10 Fax : 01 40 82 97 01 La Sept Cinéma VENTE A L’ETRANGER : Flasch Pyramide International (FPI) 5, rue Richepanse, 75008 Paris Tél. : 01 42 96 01 01 Fax : 01 40 20 02 21