The Things of Life

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  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1970
  • Running time: 89 min
Pierre (Michel Piccoli), a middle-aged engineer, has his life flash before his eyes after being involved in a horrific car accident. While falling in and out of consciousness, he reflects on the recent events that have transpired between him and... read more
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Pierre (Michel Piccoli), a middle-aged engineer, has his life flash before his eyes after being involved in a horrific car accident. While falling in and out of consciousness, he reflects on the recent events that have transpired between him and estranged wife, Catherine (Lea Massari), and his young lover, Hélène (Romy Schneider). Based on the acclaimed Paul Guimard novel Intersection, Les Choses de la vie (The Things of Life) won the 1969 Louis Delluc Prize and was the first of five film collaborations between Romy Schneider and director Claude Sautet.

Original Release

03/13/1970

Cast

Michel Piccoli Pierre Bérard
Romy Schneider Hélène
Lea Massari Catherine Bérard (as Léa Massari)
Jean Bouise François
Gérard Lartigau Bertrand Bérard
Boby Lapointe Le bétailleur
Betty Beckers L'autostoppeuse
Dominique Zardi L'autostoppeur
Hervé Sand Le camionneur
Jacques Richard L'infirmier
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Claude Sautet

Writers

Jean-Loup Dabadie, Claude Sautet, Paul Guimard, Sandro Continenza

Cast

Michel Piccoli Pierre Bérard
Romy Schneider Hélène
Lea Massari Catherine Bérard (as Léa Massari)
Jean Bouise François
Gérard Lartigau Bertrand Bérard
Boby Lapointe Le bétailleur
Betty Beckers L'autostoppeuse
Dominique Zardi L'autostoppeur
Hervé Sand Le camionneur
Jacques Richard L'infirmier
Gabrielle Doulcet Guitte
Roger Crouzet Le promoteur
Henri Nassiet M. Bérard, le père de Pierre
Claude Confortès Le docteur
Jerry Brouer Le prétendant
Jean Gras Georges, le chef de chantier
Jean-Pierre Zola Le père d'Hélène
Christian Bertola
Gérard Streiff Motard
Henri Coutet

Producers

Editors

Jacqueline Thiédot

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