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89 Ratings

Seven Days... Seven Nights

Moderato cantabile

Directed by Peter Brook
France, Italy, 1960


A wealthy and bored woman (Moreau) is witness of a murder in affection and meets another witness (Belmondo). She asks him about the history of the victim and falls in love with him.

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Seven Days... Seven Nights Directed by Peter Brook

Critics reviews

In the role of Anne Desbarèdes, Moreau is not so much the protagonist of the story as the gravitational center of the adaptation, calibrating the film’s faithfulness to the spirit of the novel. Her performance sets the temp and the key for melodic linse of raw, pulsating affect that are threaded through the minimalist and straightforwardly realist narrative.
November 02, 2018
The film is built and rests upon the intangible tension that brings the two characters closer while simultaneously pulling them apart. The phony romanticism that plagued the French New Wave with an epidemic of clichés is here eradicated by Brook’s direction. Defying any possible expectation, Moderato Cantabile is a timeless film, the work of a man whose erudition is so profound that it doesn’t even show.
October 12, 2016
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