The Lovers (Les Amants)
The Lovers (Les Amants) (1959)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 26, 1959
DVD Release Date: May 13, 2008
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Fernando F. Croce

What a difference a lay makes...

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Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

This film is nowhere close to Ophuls's landmark, but it did inaugurate Moreau's extraordinary run of '60s art films in high style.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The romantic drama is about a good hump going a long way for a horny chic lady.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
jeanne moreau is intriguing to watch. fascinating exploration of the bourgeois and immensely bored. the plot was way ahead of its time -- interesting that this… More
Antonius Block
I'll start by saying this is a gorgeous film, with many beautiful scenes and fantastic 'New Wave' direction from Louis Malle. Jeanne Moreau… More
Eric Broome
Louis Malle's first feature is more conservative than the typical French New Wave classic, but it's an impressive, polished debut. The glaring problem… More
Mike T.
Aesthetically speaking, this is a truly beautiful piece, and Louis Malle does wonders with that aspect alone. On top of being a photographic triumph, the movie… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"The Lovers" starts with Jeanne(Jeanne Moreau) and Maggy(Judith Magre), best friends since childhood, watching a polo match in… More