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Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968)

After attempting suicide, Claude is recruited for a time travel experiment, but, when the machine goes haywire, he may be trapped hurtling through his memories.

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Alain Resnais
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Rich ... Claude Ridder
Olga Georges-Picot ... Catrine
Anouk Ferjac ... Wiana Lust
Alain MacMoy Alain MacMoy ... Le technicien qui vient chercher Ridder
Vania Vilers ... Le technicien-chauffeur
Ray Verhaeghe Ray Verhaeghe ... Le technicien aux souris
Van Doude ... Jan Rouffer - le chef du centre de recherches de Crespel
Yves Kerboul Yves Kerboul ... Le technicien au tableau noir
Dominique Rozan Dominique Rozan ... Le médecin de Crespel / Doctor Haesserts
Annie Bertin Annie Bertin ... Hélène Wirtz - la jeune femme à la trompette
Jean Michaud Jean Michaud ... Le directeur de la maison de diffusion
Claire Duhamel Claire Duhamel ... Jane Swolfs
Bernard Fresson ... Bernard Hannecart
Sylvain Dhomme Sylvain Dhomme ... L'homme qui invite Ridder à dîner
Irène Tunc ... Marcelle Hannecart
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Recovering from an attempted suicide, a man is selected to participate in a time travel experiment that has only been tested on mice. A malfunction in the experiment causes the man to experience moments from his past in a random order. Written by Andy Taylor <mimyandy@interlog.com>

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Claude Ridder: Catherine. Catherine... I love you. Do you hear me? I love you. It was the only reason. Long before you die. And now I'm dead. I'm cold. I hear my words. It's the drug... How likely I'll survive? Oh yeah, 100% if I were a rat. Then I'm a rat, because I'm alive. Now see... anyway still have to wait four minutes. And the rat? Where is the rat?
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For The Love Of Time
16 January 2012 | by eraserdeadSee all my reviews

A man attempts suicide over the loss of his lover and upon awakening at a hospital he is approached by two men who wish for him to enter into their experiment with time travel but it all goes haywire and he starts reliving just about everything that's happened to him in the last 12 months. Je t'aime, Je t'aime is easily the best movie I've seen who's main focus is time travel. It's handled so normally in comparison to others I've seen and it flows ever so magnificently. The editing is some of the best I've ever seen – such free associative editing instantly reminded me of Luis Bunuel's work, namely Un Chien Andalou. The screenplay is witty and smart and it never focuses too much on the scientific aspects of time travel which is much to it's benefit because it would totally ruin the vibe of the whole film because it's not about time travel, it's about this man coming to terms with his past and figuring out the kind of person he is. The film opens with the man in the hospital and by the end of the film we know everything about this man and how he ended up in the hospital at the start. Absolutely superb filmmaking.

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Dutch | English

Release Date:

24 April 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Te amo, te amo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,869, 16 February 2014

Gross USA:

$71,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,393
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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