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Romy Schneider in
L’IMPORTANT C’EST D’AIMER

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CÉSAR AND ROSALIE
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L’IMPORTANT C’EST D’AIMER

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Director Andrzej Żuławski
Cast Romy Schneider, Fabio Testi, Jacques Dutronc
Screenplay Christopher Frank, Andrzej Żuławski
Cinematography Ricardo Aronovich
1975 | France | Approx. 113 min. |  French with English subtitles

(1975, Andrzej Żuławski) Aging actress Romy Schneider is reduced to parts in soft-core porn movies, set up by her disillusioned husband (and real-life French pop music star) Jacques Dutronc, when she has a rendezvous with tabloid photographer Fabio Testi, who tries to save her career by borrowing money to finance a theater production of Richard III.

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Reviews

“Zulawski's fluid, roving camera, favoring medium shots and close-ups, and accompanied by Georges Delerues full-throated score, is so attentive to every pang, twinge, or slightest hint of agony that it seems to expose the characters' every nerve.”
– Ela Bittencourt, Film Comment

“At once electrifying and eviscerating.”
– Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice

“Shining through LIMPORTANT CEST DAIMER is a genuine sense that love enables us to transcend the most degrading experiences.”
– Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader