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Love at the Top (1974)

Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Romy Schneider, more...
Director: Michel Deville, Michel Deville
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Studio: Pathfinder Home Ent.
Genre: Foreign, France
Running Time: 101 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English
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In this French satire, a meek little bank (Jean-Louis Trintignant) clerk finds fame and fortune when he begins getting lessons from an impoverished novelist (Jean-Pierre Cassel) . Soon the clerk is wowing the Parisians with his ability to make the women swoon, and for his talent at attracting money. The film is also known as The French Way Is. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

Special Features:

  • Biographies
  • Trailer
  • Filmographies
  • Audio interview with the Director
  • Still Gallery

GreenCine Member Reviews

One-of-a-Kind by talltale May 4, 2005 - 8:38 PM PDT
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
LOVE AT THE TOP--the utterly wrongheaded American title for the superb French film "Le Mouton Enrage" (which means, I think, The Rabid Sheep)--is such an original movie, the fact that it dates back to 1974 seems all the more astounding. This film was far ahead of its time; even by today's standards, it accomplishes things that seem rich and new.

Filmed by the hugely underrated director Michel Deville, the movie pretty much defies description in the way it combines social critique, comedy, mystery, love, sex and satire into a wholly original mix--leaving for the end a major but subtle surprise to render all that has gone before suddenly sad and more understandable. The cast is splendid, ditto the writing and theme. But it's Deville's delicious tone, keeping you constantly off-balance but enrapt, that pushes this "lost" film to a very high level indeed. (The written interview with the director on the "Special Features" section is definitely worth reading if you have the time.)

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