The Birth of Love

by Philippe Garrel1h341993France

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Middle-aged artistes provide the focus of this drama filmed in black and white. The story is set in Paris around the time of the Gulf War. Paul is an actor leading a drab directionless existence. He has an affair with Ulrika, a woman half his age. His wife, with whom he constantly argues, is pregnant with their second child. He does not interact much with his teenage son. Much of the film centers around the emptiness of his life.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Production Compagny : Canal +, La Sept Cinéma, Département Fédéral de l'Intérieur, Televisione Svizzera Italiana, Maison des Écrivains, Vega Films, Why Not Productions
    • Distributor : LMC
    • Photo Director : Raoul Coutard, André Clément
    • Editing : Yann Dedet, Sophie Coussein
    • Director : Philippe Garrel
    • Scenario : Philippe Garrel, Marc Chodolenko, Muriel Cerf
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1993
    • French release date : 22 septembre 1993
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : French

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