Les Choses de la Vie
Michel (Michel Piccoli) is involved in a terrible car accident. Fatally injured, he sees his life pass before his eyes. Only now does he realize the importance of all the details of existence, the pleasures and sorrows that together makeup life's happiness. Romy Schneider is his demanding mistress, and Lea Massari his ex-wife in this 1969 Claude Sautet feature.
- "...a beautifully understated performance from Piccoli which manages to extract a whole lifetime of meaning from a simple gesture like lighting a cigarette, and to illuminate the film's meticulously detailed naturalistic surface."
- "...a remarkable portrait of the compromises of marriage and the fickle stirrings of the human heart, structured as an intricate narrative jigsaw: “Gone Girl” avant la lettre."
- "Should be considered a high priority for cinephiles."
- " ...it is Sautet’s work on Les Choses de la vie that helps change the French cinematographic landscape definitively."
Awards & Recognition
Cannes Film Festival
Prix Louis Delluc