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Important, c’est d’Aimer, L’

Alternative title
Main Thing is to Love That Most Important Thing: Love
Synopsis
Feature film. Servais Mont (Testi), a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier (Schneider) who earns her money starring in soft porn movies. Trying to help her, he borrows the money from loan sharks to finance the theatrical production of Richard III and gives Nadine a part as Lady Anne. Nadine is torn between Servais, for whom she is falling in love, and her husband Jacques, to whom she has moral obligations. Lanier (op cit) records that the rehearsals for Lady Anne’s wooing scene are shown with the actors reading aloud while seated; lines from Richard’s opening speech are spoken and the Battle of Shrewsbury is portrayed as a ballet. Some actors wear Samurai armour.
Language
French (Standard)
Country
Germany; France; Italy
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1974
Notes
Available on DVD, region 1 only.
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rehearsals

Credits

Director
Andrezej Zulawski
Producer
Albina du Boisrouvray
Cinematographer
Ricardo Aronovich
Screenplay
Andrezej Zulawski; Christopher Frank
Music
Georges Delerue
Production Design
Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko
Cast
Fabio Testi 
Jacques Dutronc 
Romy Schneider 

Production Company

Name

Albina Productions

Name

Rizzoli Editore

Name

T.I.T. Filmproduktion

Archive

Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

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Phone
(20) 707-8572
Fax
(20) 707-237’1
Address
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Washington, D.C.
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United States

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

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