A Man and a Woman


Release Date 1966-05-13
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A Man and a Woman

A Man and a Woman is a 1966 French film written and directed by Claude Lelouch and starring Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant. Written by Lelouch and Pierre Uytterhoeven, the film is about a young widow and widower who meet by chance at their children's boarding school and whose budding relationship is complicated by the memories of their deceased spouses. The film is notable for its lush photography, which features frequent segues between full color, black-and-white, and sepia-toned shots, and for its memorable musical score by Francis Lai. A Man and a Woman had a total of 4,272,000 admissions in France and was the 6th highest grossing film of the year in that country. In the United States, the film earned $14,000,000. A Man and a Woman won many awards, including the Palme d'Or at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival, and Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Writing. A sequel, A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later was released in 1986.

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Actors & Characters

Jean-Louis Trintignant Jean-Louis Trintignant Jean-Louis Duroc Jean-Louis Duroc
Anouk Aimée Anouk Aimée Anne Gauthier Anne Gauthier
Valérie Lagrange Valérie Lagrange Valerie Duroc Valerie Duroc
Antoine Sire Antoine Sire Antoine Duroc Antoine Duroc
Pierre Barouh Pierre Barouh Pierre Gauthier Pierre Gauthier
Souad Amidou Souad Amidou Françoise Gauthier Françoise Gauthier
Henri Chemin Henri Chemin Jean-Louis' Codriver Jean-Louis' Codriver
Yane Barry Yane Barry Mistress of Jean-Louis Mistress of Jean-Louis
Paul Le Person Paul Le Person Garage Man Garage Man
Simone Paris Simone Paris Head Mistress Head Mistress


Claude Lelouch Cinematography
Patrice Pouget Cinematography
Claude Lelouch Director
Claude Lelouch Editor
Claude Barrois Editor
Francis Lai Music
Claude Lelouch Producer
Claude Lelouch Writer
Pierre Uytterhoeven Writer