The Fire Within

by Louis Malle 1h46min France 1963
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The Fire Within
by Louis Malle

After a rehab in Versailles, Alain Leroy feels deeply disgusted about life which no longer pleases him. Back from a trip with Lydia, a friend of his wife Dorothy who has left him, he decides to put an end to his life. But before, he wants to catch up with his former mates one last time.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Maurice Ronet : Alain Leroy
  • Jeanne Moreau : Eva
  • Léna Skerla : Lydia
  • Alexandra Stewart : Solange Lavaud
  • Yvonne Clech : Mademoiselle Farnoux
  • Hubert Deschamps : d'Averseau
  • And with: Bernard Noël, Jean-Paul Moulinot, Mona Dol, Pierre-Jacques Moncorbier, René Dupuy, Bernard Tiphaine, Ursula Kübler, Alain Mottet


  • Director Louis Malle
  • Scenario Louis Malle
  • Dialogs Louis Malle
  • Original work author Pierre Drieu La Rochelle
  • Photo director Ghislain Cloquet
  • Set Design Bernard Evein
  • Sound Guy Villette
  • Sound mix Jean Nény
  • Editing Suzanne Baron
  • Original music Erik Satie
  • Producer Alain Quefféléan
  • Production Compagny Arco Film, NEF - Nouvelles Éditions de Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1963
  • Release date for France10/16/1963
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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