Life Upside Down


1h 32m 1965

Brief Synopsis

Drama about a Paris real estate developer who feels compelled to withdraw from his seemingly perfect life.

Film Details

Also Known As
Inside Out, La vie à l'envers
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 17 Aug 1965
Production Company
A. J. Films
Distribution Company
Allied Artists; Landau Releasing Organization
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

Jacques Valin works as a real estate agent and lives with Viviane, an advertising model. One day he discovers the pleasure of solitary meditation, during which he withdraws from the world around him. He begins experimenting with this technique in a variety of situations, and Viviane becomes concerned over his lack of attention. To allay her fears, Jacques proposes marriage, but he disappears from the wedding reception given by his employers and for that reason is fired. Delighted to have more free time, he continues his withdrawal, driving Viviane to attempt suicide. She recovers but leaves him when she senses his lack of real concern. Her doctor becomes interested in Jacques, and when he sees that neither Jacques' mother nor a close friend can help him, he has Jacques committed to an asylum.

Film Details

Also Known As
Inside Out, La vie à l'envers
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 17 Aug 1965
Production Company
A. J. Films
Distribution Company
Allied Artists; Landau Releasing Organization
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

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Trivia

Notes

Opened in Paris in June 1964 as La vie à l'envers. Shown at the New York Film Festival as Inside Out.

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Best First Film Prize at the 1964 Venice Film Festival.

Released in United States 1964

Released in United States May 1964

Released in United States on Video June 30, 1994

Released in United States September 24, 1964

Shown at Cannes Film Festival May 1964.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 24, 1964.

Shown at Venice Film Festival August/September 1964.

Released in United States 1964

Released in United States 1964 (Shown at Venice Film Festival August/September 1964.)

Released in United States September 24, 1964 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 24, 1964.)

Released in United States May 1964 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival May 1964.)

Released in United States on Video June 30, 1994