L’Amour à mort (1981)

France,
92m
35mm film, Panavision (anamorphic), colour, 2.35:1
French

A French fantasy film directed by Alain Resnais.

Plot Summary

Simon meets and falls in love with Elisabeth while working on an archaeological dig. But only a few months into their relationship, Simon has a seizure and dies. He revives, however, and returns to Elizabeth, who is understandably terrified that she may lose him again.

Credits

Crew
Director: Alain Resnais
Films A2, Les Films Ariane
Producers: Gerard Lebovici, Philippe Dussart
Script: Jean Gruault
Director of Photography: Sacha Vierny
Editors: Jean-Pierre Besnard, Albert Jurgenson
Music: Hans Werner Henze
Sound: Pierre Gamet
Sound Mixer: Jacques Maumont
Costume Designer: Catherine Leterrier
Make Up: Dominique de Vorges
Hair: Nadine Dumas
Production Designers: Jacques Saulnier, Philippe Turlure

Cast
Sabine Azéma (Elisabeth Sutter)
Fanny Ardant (Judith Martignac)
Pierre Arditi (Simon Roche)
André Dussollier (Jérôme Martignac)
Jean Dasté (Doctor Rozier)
Geneviève Mnich (Anne Jourdet)
Jean-Claude Weibel (le spécialiste)
Louis Castel (Michel Garenne)
Françoise Rigal (Juliette Dotax)
Françoise Morhange (Mme Vigne)
Jean Champion, Yvette Etiévant, Bernard Malaterre (voices)

Alternative Titles

Amor Eterno – Portugese title

References

Periodicals
Cahiers du Cin̩ma no.364 (October 1984) pp.45-49 Рreview
Cin̩-Revue vol.64 no.35 (30 August 1984) p.9 Рreview
Cinema no.310 (October 1984) pp.36; 37 – review; interview
Cin̩matographe no.103 (September 1984) pp.39-45 Рarticle
City Limits no.177 (22 February 1985) p.20 – review
Film Francais no.1987 (6 April 1984) p.14 – credits
Film Francais no.1999 (24 August 1984) p.19 – credits
Films and Filming no.366 (March 1985) p.33 – credits, review
Jeune Cin̩ma no.161 (October 1984) pp.30-32; 32-25 Рreview; interview
The Listener vol. 116 no. 2989 (4 December 1986) p.31 – review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.52 no.614 (March 1985) pp.73-74 – credits, synopsis, review
Positif no.284 (October 1984) pp.2-4; 5-7; 8-15 – review; article; interview
Premi̬re October 1984 p.17 Рreview (by Martine Moriconi)
Radio Times 10-16 September 1988 pp.18, 65 – review, credits
Screen International no.486 (2 March 1985) p.23 – review
Stills no.17 (March 1985) p.63 – review
Technicien du Film no.323 (15 March 1984) p.36 – credits
Technicien du Film no.328 (15 September 1984) p.42 – credits
T̩l̩rama no.1808 (5 September 1984) pp.16-18 Рreview
Time Out no.757 (21 February 1985) p.49 – review
Variety 12 September 1984 p.14 – credits, review

Newspapers
Daily Mail 22 February 1985 p.24 – review
Mail on Sunday 24 February 1985 p.38 – review

Books
French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction by Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier p.17