Title: Mad Love Year: 1969 Original title: L'Amour Fou Runtime: 245 minutes Country: France Language: French Subtitles: English (.srt) Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Jacques Rivette
Cast Bulle Ogier ... Claire Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Sébastien-Pyrrhus André S. Labarthe ... Le réalisateur Josée Destoop ... Marta-Hermione Dennis Berry ... Dennis-Pylade rest of cast listed alphabetically: Maddly Bamy ... Madly-Céphise Étienne Becker Yves Beneyton ... Yves-Oreste Liliane Bordoni ... Puck Celia ... Célia-Andromaque Michel Delahaye ... Michel-Phoenix Françoise Godde ... Françoise-Cléone Didier Léon ... Didier Michèle Moretti ... Michèle Claude Richard ... Philippe Patrice Wyers
Plot / Synopsis
L'AMOUR FOU is about the rehearsal for a play and the crack-up of a marriage. The central character, Sebastien, is rehearsing a production of Andromaque, by Racine, with his wife Claire playing the leading role. Near the beginning of rehearsals, she leaves the production, pleading claustrophobia at the presence of a television crew filming the proceedings[...] As the rehearsals continue, Claire becomes progressively more paranoid; gratuitously, she sleeps with an ex-lover, while Sebastien is himself unfaithful with an actress from the theatre. Eventually, after a weekend during which Claire and Sebastien, locked in their apartment, engage in an orgy of sex and destruction, she boards a train and leaves him.