This Sweet Sickness (film)

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Dites-lui que je l'aime
Directed by Claude Miller
Produced by Maurice Bernart
Hubert Niogret
Written byClaude Miller
Luc Béraud
Patricia Highsmith (novel)
Starring Gérard Depardieu
Miou-Miou
Music by Alain Jomy
Cinematography Pierre Lhomme
Edited by Jean-Bernard Bonis
Distributed by AMLF/Filmoblic/France 3 Cinema/Prospectacle
Release date
  • 28 September 1977 (1977-09-28)
Running time
107 minutes
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
Box office$3.5 million [1]

Dites-lui que je l'aime (English: Tell Her I Love Her) is a 1977 French film directed by Claude Miller and starring Gérard Depardieu and Miou-Miou. It is based on the 1961 novel This Sweet Sickness by Patricia Highsmith.

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Plot

David Martinaud is an accountant who leaves town for the weekends on the pretense that he is going to his native home to care for his parents, who are in fact dead. He is really fixing up a chalet, where he intends to move in with Lise, who he has loved since always. However, Lise is just married to another and has a child, but this does not stop the warped and depressed David from pursuing his dream, which is motivated by a deep-seated feeling of sexual inadequacy.

Cast

Awards

The film received six César nominations, for best director, actor, actress, cinematography, production design and sound.

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References

  1. "Dites-lui que je l'aime (1977)". JP Box Office . Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.