The Things of Life

The Things of Life (1970)

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1970-03-13
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 222 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Lira Films
  • Production Country: Switzerland, France, Italy
  • Director: Claude Sautet
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The mind of Pierre Bérard, a successful middle-aged architect, is torn between his unstable present with Hélène, his younger lover, and his happy memories of the past with Catherine, his ex-wife; but his true destiny awaits him at a crossroads on his way to Rennes…

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  • Michel Piccoli

    as Pierre Bérard
  • Romy Schneider

    as Hélène
  • Lea Massari

    as Catherine Bérard
  • Gérard Lartigau

    as Bertrand Bérard
  • Jean Bouise

    as François
  • Boby Lapointe

    as The Livestock Truck Driver
  • Hervé Sand

    as The Truck Driver
  • Jacques Richard

    as The Male Nurse
  • Betty Beckers

    as The Female Hitchhiker
  • Dominique Zardi

    as The Male Hitchhiker
  • Gabrielle Doulcet

    as Guitte
  • Roger Crouzet

    as The Developer
  • Henri Nassiet

    as M. Bérard - Pierre's Father
  • Claude Confortès

    as The Doctor
  • Jerry Brouer

    as The Suitor
  • Jean Gras

    as Georges - The Construction Manager
  • Marie-Pierre Casey

    as The Postmaster
  • Marcelle Arnold

    as Hélène's Mother
  • Jean-Pierre Zola

    as Hélène's Father
  • Max Amyl

    as The Priest
  • Isabelle Sadoyan

    as The Nurse
  • Gérard Streiff

    as Biker
Costume & Make-Up Monique Dury Costumer
Sound Pierre Davoust Sound Assistant
Sound René Longuet Sound Engineer
Sound Philippe Sarde Original Music Composer
Writing Claude Sautet Screenplay
Directing Claude Sautet Director
Editing Jacqueline Thiédot Editor
Writing Jean-Loup Dabadie Screenplay
Writing Jean-Loup Dabadie Dialogue
Sound Jean Nény Sound Mixer
Production Raymond Danon Producer
Writing Paul Guimard Screenplay
Writing Paul Guimard Novel
Production Jean Bolvary Producer
Production Roland Girard Producer
Camera Jean Boffety Director of Photography
Art André Piltant Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Jacques Cottin Costume Designer
Production Ralph Baum Production Manager
Directing Jean-Claude Sussfeld Second Assistant Director
Editing Marie-Claude Bariset Assistant Editor
Directing Claude Vital First Assistant Director
Sound Alex Pront Sound Mixer
Production Paul Dufour Unit Manager
Costume & Make-Up Jean-Pierre Eychenne Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Irène Servet Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Suzanne Pinoteau Costumer
Crew Gérard Streiff Stunt Driver
Camera Claude Mathieu Still Photographer