Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (We Won't Grow Old Together)
Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (We Won't Grow Old Together) (1972)

This powerful romantic drama examines the final period of a long and ultimately unhappy affair. Jean (Jean Yanne) is an unpleasant, domineering man. Though he still lives with his wife, their marriage has been over for a long time. For six… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 7, 1972
DVD Release Date: August 11, 2014
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

Pialat captures the push-and-pull of their impossible relationship with pugnacious images and abrupt editing.

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Brian Orndorf

It's intelligent, measured work from the helmer (who adapts his own novel for the screen), easing entrance into a particularly toxic pairing.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A painful view of the failures of love.

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David Fear
Time Out

The notion that "love means never having to say you're sorry" sits there bleeding, a stake right through its broken heart.

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

The film's emotional and physical violence is startling enough, bluntly realized through Pialat's visual plainspokenness; but his refusal to situate the viewer in time and place has an unsettling effect that's harder to identify.

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Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine

A wild, furious, and genuinely unsettling ego is on display in Maurice Pialat's second proper feature.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Pialat compared the structure of We Won't Grow to that of Ravel's "Boléro" for the gradually increasing fortissimo of its subtly varied-yet-repetitious phrases, variations that here show as a gradual shift in the balance of power.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The apricots, blues and sand of summer gradually incorporate the yellows, rusts and greens of autumn as the relationship slowly dies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
what a sad state of affairs that this fantastic film doesn't even have a poster. probably the most emotional truth i've ever encountered in a movie
Walter M.
In "We Won't Grow Old Together," Catherine(Marlene Jobert) and Jean(Jean Yanne) have been having an affair for six years. Despite his being… More