Entre Nous


1h 50m 1983
Entre Nous

Brief Synopsis

The passionate friendship between two women leads them to abandon their respective spouses and open a dress shop together.

Film Details

Also Known As
At First Sight, Between Us, Coup de Foudre
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
1983

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

The passionate friendship between two women leads them to abandon their respective spouses and open a dress shop together.

Crew

Frank R. Adams

Song

Frederic Astich-barre

Assistant Art Director

Luis Enriquez Bacalov

Music

Pierre-olivier Baudin

Production Assistant

Sidney Bechet

Song Performer

Sidney Bechet

Song

Fabienne Bichet

Production Assistant

Marc Blazarelli

Assistant Art Director

Mauricette Boisard

Production Assistant

Jean-pierre Bouillez

Production Assistant

Anne Bourdiol

Makeup

Jacques Bufnoir

Production Designer

W Byron

Titles

Denise Cassotti

Production Assistant

Genevieve Chateau

Production Assistant

Mic Cheminal

Costume Designer

Maurice Chevalier

Song Performer

Christian Choquart

Production Assistant

Lucille Christol

Production Assistant

Andre Clement

Camera Assistant

Olivier Cohen

Book As Source Material

Perry Como

Song Performer

Alix Comte

Sound

Michel Conche

Assistant Art Director

Gilbert Crozet

Sound

Dominique Duchatelle

Sound

Jacky Dufour

Sound Effects

Tony Egry

Assistant Art Director

Hubert Ennamare

Production Assistant

Jean-pierre Eychenne

Makeup

Fabienne Faudot-bel

Production Assistant

Maryse Faure

Makeup

Marie Fernandez

Production Assistant

Michel Frichet

Production Manager

Joe Garland

Song

Michel Grimaud

Assistant Art Director

Philippe Grunebaum

Assistant Art Director

Emmanuel Gust

Assistant Director

Michele Hollander

Assistant Editor

Will M Hough

Song

Joseph E. Howard

Song

Chantal Hymans

Assistant Editor

Diane Kurys

Screenplay

Diane Kurys

Book As Source Material

Diane Kurys

Writer (Adaptation)

Sabine Lancelin

Camera Assistant

Joel Lavau

Makeup

Alain Le Henry

Screenplay

Pascal Lebegue

Camera Assistant

Gerard Lecas

Sound

Ofer Lelouch

Production Assistant

Pierre Levy

Assistant Editor

Philippe Lievre

Production Assistant

Bernard Lutic

Director Of Photography

Gerard Manneveau

Sound Effects

Dominique Martin

Assistant Editor

Harald Maury

Sound

Jacques Michel

Makeup

Renee Miguel

Wardrobe

Glenn Miller

Song Performer

Harold Orlob

Song

Maggie Perlado

Camera Assistant

Pericles Prokopiadis

Production Assistant

Andy Razaf

Song

Guillaume Schiffman

Camera Assistant

Gerard Staub

Production Assistant

Claudine Taulere

Production Assistant

Pascal Toutain

Assistant Art Director

Marc Vade

Production Assistant

Pierre Vade

Makeup

Nicole Vaillant

Production Assistant

Joelle Van Effenterre

Editor

Anne-marie Veinstein

Wardrobe

Claude Villand

Sound

Alexander Whitelaw

Titles

Romain Winding

Camera Assistant

Ariel Zeitoun

Producer

Tadek Zietara

Production Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
At First Sight, Between Us, Coup de Foudre
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
1983

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Award Nominations

Best Foreign Language Film

1983

Articles

Entre Nous -


French writer-director Diane Kurys turned the trauma of her parents' divorce into an affecting portrait of emotional events spinning out of control in her third directorial effort, Entre Nous. The tale follows two women searching for some relief from their stifling marriages of convenience. Isabelle Huppert stars as Lena, a Belgian Jew (based on Kurys' mother) who marries the man who helped her escape a concentration camp. After WWII, he sets up a successful auto repair shop, but their middle-class existence isn't totally satisfying. At her daughters' school Lena meets another frustrated woman, Madeleine (Miou-Miou), an artist and war widow who married an actor after he got her pregnant. The two bond instantly (the film's French title, Coup de Foudre, means "love at first sight"). Although their closeness is purely emotional, it eventually leads to the end of both marriages, with the children caught in the middle. Kurys called the film "a game of memory." To her, it was a chance to revisit her parents' divorce non-judgmentally and reunite the two, at least on screen. Her mother read the script without realizing it was about her, while her father was moved to tears when he saw the finished film. Kurys shot Entre Nous on the locations where her mother had lived, and she worked tirelessly to find the right props and costumes to recapture her sense of growing up in the early 1950s. The film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film and brought Kurys the National Academy of Cinema, France Award and the FIPRESCI Prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

By Frank Miller
Entre Nous -

Entre Nous -

French writer-director Diane Kurys turned the trauma of her parents' divorce into an affecting portrait of emotional events spinning out of control in her third directorial effort, Entre Nous. The tale follows two women searching for some relief from their stifling marriages of convenience. Isabelle Huppert stars as Lena, a Belgian Jew (based on Kurys' mother) who marries the man who helped her escape a concentration camp. After WWII, he sets up a successful auto repair shop, but their middle-class existence isn't totally satisfying. At her daughters' school Lena meets another frustrated woman, Madeleine (Miou-Miou), an artist and war widow who married an actor after he got her pregnant. The two bond instantly (the film's French title, Coup de Foudre, means "love at first sight"). Although their closeness is purely emotional, it eventually leads to the end of both marriages, with the children caught in the middle. Kurys called the film "a game of memory." To her, it was a chance to revisit her parents' divorce non-judgmentally and reunite the two, at least on screen. Her mother read the script without realizing it was about her, while her father was moved to tears when he saw the finished film. Kurys shot Entre Nous on the locations where her mother had lived, and she worked tirelessly to find the right props and costumes to recapture her sense of growing up in the early 1950s. The film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film and brought Kurys the National Academy of Cinema, France Award and the FIPRESCI Prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival. By Frank Miller

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1983

Released in United States February 1984

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1983

Shown at New York Film Festival September-October 1983.

Broadcast in USA over Sundance Channel as part of program "She Said Cinema" May 1-31, 1999.

Third feature for filmmaker Diane Kurys, whose previous efforts include "Peppermint Soda" (France/1977) and "Cocktail Molotov" (France/1980).

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Released in United States 1983 (Shown at New York Film Festival September-October 1983.)

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1983

Released in United States February 1984 (Los Angeles)