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Le Grand Amour by Pierre Etaix

LE GRAND AMOUR by Pierre Etaix

January 27, 2024


Le Grand Amour by Pierre Etaix featured in the American Cinematheque series ‘Let Me Play the Buffoon’ 

Despite having a loving and patient wife at home, a good-natured suit-and-tie man, played by writer-director Pierre Étaix, finds himself hopelessly attracted to his gorgeous new secretary in this gently satirical tale of temptation. From this simple, standard premise, Étaix weaves a constantly surprising web of complexly conceived jokes. LE GRAND AMOUR is a cutting, nearly Buñuelian takedown of the bourgeoisie that somehow doesn’t have a mean bone in its body. 87 Min, in French with English subtitles, 35mm, France, 1969, Janus Films.

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