L' Homme qui Aimait les Femmes (The Man Who Loved Women)
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L' Homme qui Aimait les Femmes (The Man Who Loved Women)
Scientist Bertrand Morane, "never in the company of men after 5," seduces women by evening and writes about the experiences in the early morning. Though 40ish and somewhat square, no woman in the town of Montpelier seems capable of resisting his earnest advances. Not much else happens in The Man Who Loved Women, but in the hands of master visual storyteller François Truffaut, the threadbare plot accumulates deep and ominous philosophical resonances. What drives Morane from woman to woman, and what accounts for his remarkable success? Does he secretly dislike women and consider them… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It is one of the few late Truffauts to muster any weight and complexity."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"It's not top-drawer Truffaut, but it worked for me."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"a visual journal of a womanizer, and there is no denying that the famous director likewise appreciated a plethora of beautiful women the same way"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"[A] swiftly paced, light-hearted exercise."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The movie is a supremely humane, sophisticated comedy that is as much fun to watch for the variations Mr. Truffaut works on classic man-woman routines as for the routines themselves."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A provocative, arch and intriguing exploration of sexual relations through the eyes of one unusual, dysfunctional individual tempered by a subtle humour."
‑ , Film4