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The Fire Within

Le feu follet

Directed by Louis Malle
France, 1963


Maurice Ronet, in an implosive, haunted performance, plays Alain Leroy, a self-destructive writer who resolves to kill himself and spends the next twenty-four hours trying to reconnect with a host of wayward friends. The Fire Within is one of Louis Malle’s darkest and most personal films.

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The Fire Within Directed by Louis Malle

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1963 | 2 wins including: Special Jury Prize

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