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24th Athens International Film Festival

That Most Important Thing: Love

One of the most painfully romantic art house hits of the 70s, "That Most Important Thing: Love" comes complete with a heartrending soundtrack by Georges Delerue and a career-defining performance by Romy Schneider.

A photographer falls in love with a has-been actress, now starring in cheap soft-core movies under the supervision of her depressive, film buff husband.

In order to give her career a boost, he decides to finance the theatrical production of "Richard III", borrowing money from mafia loan sharks. Using this unorthodox love triangle as a centerpiece, Zulawski conjures up an entire microcosm of lost souls: drug addicts and alcoholics, failed artists and conceited actors, unscrupulous criminals and pornographers.

In his first French-language film, the Polish director traces the mysteries of the heart with the intensity of an agonizing thriller, charting a desperate romance with a mixture of manic energy and rare sensitivity, as the relationship struggles to survive sex orgies and untold perversions, dangerous addictions and violent disputes and, most importantly, the fateful dilemma between passion and duty.

One of the most painfully romantic art house hits of the 70s, "That Most Important Thing: Love" comes complete with a heartrending soundtrack by Georges Delerue and a career-defining performance by Romy Schneider. Τh.P.


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Πρωτότυπος τίτλος / Original title
L'Important c'Est d'Aimer

Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Andrzej Zulawski

Σενάριο / Screenwriters
Christopher Frank, Andrzej Zulawski

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Ricardo Aronovich, Andrzej J. Jaroszewicz

Μουσική / Music
Georges Delerue

Μοντάζ / Editor
Christiane Lack

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast
Romy Schneider, Fabio Testi Klaus Kinski, Jacques Dutronc
Claude Dauphin, Gabrielle Doulcet

Γαλλία, Ιταλία, Δ. Γερμανία / France, Italy, West Germany
1975
Εγχρωμο / Color
DCP
113'
Γαλλικά / French


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