Les Amants (The Lovers)
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The Lovers (Les Amants) furthered the reputations of both director Louis Malle and star Jeanne Moreau -- and also pushed the boundaries of American censorship (1959 vintage) to the breaking point. Moreau plays a humdrum housewife whose life brightens considerably when she meets a handsome young archeologist (Jean-Marc Bory). The two enjoy an exquisite evening in the boudoir, and when comes the dawn, Moreau has gained a whole new outlook on things. She abandons her family in favor of Bory, even though neither has the slightest notion of what the future will hold. The Lovers gained notoriety… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What a difference a lay makes..."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"This film is nowhere close to Ophuls's landmark, but it did inaugurate Moreau's extraordinary run of '60s art films in high style."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
"The romantic drama is about a good hump going a long way for a horny chic lady."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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