Love Unto Death

by Alain Resnais1h521984France

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In Uzès, a mysterious, austere town, four characters who live in seclusion have a simple yet superb life. It is the story of two couples. The first, Judith and Jérôme, have been living for ten years in deep, exalted mutual understanding. Both clerics, they have their own ideas on faith. Elisabeth and Simon are the other couple. Their love which is a few months old is shot through with a terrible, inescapable threat: that of their separation. Life and death, red and black, happiness and pain, passion and solitude come together in exaltation. She is illuminated by their mutual love. He is dark and tortured by a disturbing memory. This film goes beyond analysis, calling for an emotional approach. Like the passion which shines through it, it radiates violence, suffering, but above all, an immense hope, that of triumphant love.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Set Decoration : Jacques Saulnier, Philippe Turlure
    • Production Compagny : Les Films A2, Les Films Ariane, Les Productions Philippe Dussart
    • Editing : Albert Jurgenson, Jean-Pierre Besnard
    • Director : Alain Resnais
    • Photo Director : Sacha Vierny
    • Costume Design : Catherine Leterrier
    • Distributor : MK2
    • Dialogs : Jean Gruault
    • Scenario : Jean Gruault
    • Sound Recorder : Pierre Gamet
    • Executive Producer : Gérard Lebovici
    • Original Music : Hans-Werner Henze
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1984
    • French release date : 5 septembre 1984
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : French

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