L'Important C'est D'Aimer (1975)
(A.K.A:
That Most Important Thing: Love)                

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Directed By:
Andrzej Zulawski    

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Writing Credits:
Christopher Frank   (
Based On His Novel: La Nuit Americaine)
Christopher Frank   (
Adaptation)  
Andrzej Zulawski    (
Adaptation)
Christopher Frank   (
Dialogue)

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Original Music By:
Georges Delerue    

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Cinematography By:
Ricardo Aronovich    
Andrzej J. Jaroszewicz (
Camera Operator)

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Main Cast:
Romy Schneider
Fabio Testi
Jacques Dutronc
Klaus Kinski
Claude Dauphin
Gabrielle Doulcet
Nicoletta Machiavelli
Michel Robin
Guy Mairesse
Katia Tchenko

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Genre:
Drama / Romance /Actor's Life / Based On Novel / Film Making / Theater

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Plot Summary:

Freelance photographer Servais (Fabio Testi) meets luckless Nadine Chevalier (Romy Schneider) an aging,
world-weary, would-be movie star who thus far has only been able to find work in cheap exploitation movies.
Trying to win her affection, Servais borrows the money from his underworld employers to launch a theatrical
production of Richard III starring Nadine as Lady Anne. Though cold and skeptical at first, Nadine gradually falls
in love with Servais, and eventually finds herself torn between him and her husband Jacques (Jacques Dutronc),
to whom she feels morally obligated. Set in a world of losers and futile talents, this dark and moody drama
depicts love as the only source of salvation. Memorable performances and skillful direction make this film a
powerful experience.

Summary Written By: Yuri German                                             Source: www.allmovie.com

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Technical Specifications:

Film Negative Format (mm/video inches)
: 35 mm
Printed Film Format
: 35 mm
Aspect Ratio
: 1.66:1
Runtime
: 113 min NTSC
Country
: France / Italy / West Germany
Language
: French
Color
: Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix
: Mono

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Filming Locations:
Paris, France

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Production Companies:
Albina Productions S.a.r.l.
Rizzoli Film S.p.a.
TIT Filmproduktion GmbH

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Screenplay/Teleplay:
L'Avant-Scène Cinéma. Paris, May 1975 (No. 158). pp. 1-35. (MG)

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Awards & Nominations:

César Awards, France
César Best Actress (Meilleure Actrice): Romy Schneider; Won
César Best Editing (Meilleur montage): Christiane Lack; Nominated
Best Production Design (Meilleurs décors): Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko; Nominated

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