La Maman et la putain

by Jean Eustache19733h40FictionDrama
with Françoise Lebrun, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Bernadette Lafont
35 mmFrench2 subtitles languages

Alexandre asks Gilberte to marry him. She refuses, life being too difficult with him. Alexandre lives as an idler in the small apartment of Marie, a saleswoman in a fashion store. They seem to be in great need of each other, despite the arguments that oppose them. At the terrace of the "Deux Magots", Alexandre sees a young girl who looks at him, Veronika. The last emblematic film of the New Wave, La Maman et la Putain is surprisingly offbeat in its theme: while society demands a redefinition of love relationships, Jean Eustache's film ends with a very traditional marriage proposal, and shows the sadness of a certain "sexual freedom" or the despair linked to voluntary pregnancy termination. Jealousy, a feeling that everyone tries to evacuate, strikes each of the film's main characters in turn.

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  • filming format
    35 mm
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    Black and white
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    Cine qua non

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