PAS SUR LA BOUCHE

Alain Resnais

France, Switzerland 115 min. min Fiction

Synopsis

A musical drawing room farce set in Paris in October, 1925. Gilberte, in middle-age, flirts with men but loves her husband Georges, wishing he were more demonstrative. He’s negotiating a deal with an American, Eric Thomson, who turns out to be Gilberte’s first husband from an annulled and secret stateside marriage. Along with her sister Arlette, Gilberte begs Eric not to tell Georges about the marriage. Meanwhile, a young artist, Charly, pursues Gilberte while Arlette tries to match him with the young Huguette, who loves him.

Director

Alain Resnais

(Vannes, 1922 – Paris, 2014) One of unorthodox, influential film directors appearing in France in the late 1950s. From 1946 to 1948 he directed several artist portraits on 16 mm and made his first documentary, Night and Fog, in 1955, received the Prix Jean Vigo. Throughout his career, his features frequently made rounds within the festival circuit and earned him numerous awards at Venice Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and Berlinale. For his latest film, Life of Riley, he won the FIPRESCI Award during the 64th edition of Berlinale.

Filmography:

Alain Resnais

Film information

Int. title: Not in the mouth
Director: Alain Resnais
Script: André Barde
Contact: Pathe
With: Sabine Azéma, Isabelle Nanty, Audrey Tautou, Pierre Arditi, Darry Cowl, Jalil Lespert, Daniel Prévost, Lambert Wilson
Country: France, Switzerland
Year: 2003
Format: 35 mm
Length: 115 min. min
Language: French
Subtitles: Catalan
Edition: 2015