In the Affirmative (1964)

Movie


In the Affirmative (1964)
L'amour avec des si (original title)

A middle aged man gives a young woman a lift. On the car radio, news bulletins warn the population against a recently escaped sadist who is known to prey on young women.
France
IMDb  6.7 /10
Creators
Director Claude Lelouch
Writer Claude Lelouch
Information
Release Date1964-02-10
Runtime1h 25mins
GenreDrama, Thriller
Content Rating
Awards1 nomination.
CompanyLes Films 13
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
Guy Mairesse
Guy Mairesse
Robert Blam
Janine Magnan
Janine Magnan
L'auto-stoppeuse
Un policier (as Franval)
Richard Saint-Bris
Richard Saint-Bris
Le commissaire (as Saint-Bris)
France-Noëlle
France-Noëlle
La patronne de l'hôtel
Jacques Martin
Jacques Martin
Le journaliste
Le patron du relais routier (as Daurand)
Mosin
Mosin
Joëlle Picaud
Joëlle Picaud
La victime du bois
Lyonnais
Lyonnais
Jacqueline Morane
Jacqueline Morane
(as Morane)
La servante du restaurant

In the Affirmative

In the Affirmative (French: L'Amour avec des si) is a 1962 French film by Claude Lelouch. Though Lelouch had experienced failure with his debut feature Le Propre de l'homme, he managed to gain favourable exposure when the film was sent to be exhibited in Sweden and earned compliments from Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman. It was entered into the 14th Berlin International Film Festival.


Plot

The film is a road movie that follows a middle aged man who gives a young woman a lift. On the car radio, news bulletins warn the population against a recently escaped sadist who is known to prey on young women and children. Lelouch often cuts away from the main story, if only briefly, to parallel events that are not necessarily crucial to the story but illustrate what is suggested by the radio.


Cast

  • Guy Mairesse - Robert Blam
  • Janine Magnan - L'auto-stoppeuse (hitchhiker)
  • Jean Franval - Un policier (policeman) (as Franval)
  • Richard Saint-Bris - Le commissaire (superintendent) (as Saint-Bris)
  • France-Noëlle - La patronne de l'hôtel (hotelier)
  • Jacques Martin - Le journaliste (journalist)
  • Jean Daurand - Le patron du relais routier (truck-stop owner) (as Daurand)
  • Bernard Papineau - (as Papineau)
  • Mosin
  • Joëlle Picaud - La victime du bois (victim in the woods)
  • Lyonnais
  • Jacqueline Morane - (as Morane)
  • Rita Maiden - La servante du restaurant (restaurant waitress)