A Certain Smile is a 1958 French drama film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. The film stars Jean-Paul Belmondo, Catherine Deneuve, and Charles Vanel. The film is based on the 1956 novel of the same name by Françoise Sagan. The film tells the story of a young woman named Florence (Deneuve) who falls in love with a married man named Édouard (Belmondo). Édouard is a successful businessman who is married to a much older woman. Florence is a young woman who is bored with her life and is looking for excitement. She finds it in Édouard, who is a charming and charismatic man. The two of them begin an affair, and they quickly fall in love. However, their relationship is doomed from the start. Édouard is not willing to leave his wife, and Florence is not willing to be his mistress. The two of them eventually break up, and Florence is left heartbroken. A Certain Smile is a beautiful and tragic film that explores the themes of love, loss, and regret. The film is beautifully shot, and the performances are all excellent. Deneuve gives a particularly memorable performance as Florence, a young woman who is searching for love and happiness. The film is a must-see for fans of French cinema and for anyone who enjoys a good love story.

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A Certain Smile (1958)

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A Certain Smile is a 1958 French drama film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. The film stars Jean-Paul Belmondo, Catherine Deneuve, and Charles Vanel. The film is based on the 1956 novel of the same name by Françoise Sagan. The film tells the story of a young woman named Florence (Deneuve) who falls in love with a married man named Édouard (Belmondo). Édouard is a successful businessman who is married to a much older woman. Florence is a young woman who is bored with her life and is looking for excitement. She finds it in Édouard, who is a charming and charismatic man. The two of them begin an affair, and they quickly fall in love. However, their relationship is doomed from the start. Édouard is not willing to leave his wife, and Florence is not willing to be his mistress. The two of them eventually break up, and Florence is left heartbroken. A Certain Smile is a beautiful and tragic film that explores the themes of love, loss, and regret. The film is beautifully shot, and the performances are all excellent. Deneuve gives a particularly memorable performance as Florence, a young woman who is searching for love and happiness. The film is a must-see for fans of French cinema and for anyone who enjoys a good love story.

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Cast
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Rossano Brazzi

Luc Ferrand
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Joan Fontaine

Françoise Ferrand
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Bradford Dillman

Bertrand Griot
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Christine Carère

Dominique Vallon (as Christine Carere)
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Eduard Franz

M. Vallon
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Katherine Locke

Mme. Vallon
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Kathryn Givney

Mme. Griot
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Steven Geray

Denis
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Johnny Mathis

Himself
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Trude Wyler

Mme. Denis
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Sandy Livingston

Catherine
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Renate Hoy

Mlle. Minot
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Muzaffer Tema

Pierre
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Edit Angold

Cook (uncredited)
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Alex Ball

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Herman Belmonte

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Sheryl Deauville

Contessa at Opera (uncredited)
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Gabrille Del Valle

South American (uncredited)
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David Hoffman

Concierge (uncredited)
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Yvette Mimieux

(uncredited)
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Pat Mitchell

(uncredited)
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Hans Moebus

Club Patron (uncredited)
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George Nardelli

Waiter (uncredited)
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Murray Pollack

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Paul Ravel

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Carol van Dyke

South American (uncredited)
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Judith Woodbury

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Feridun Çölgeçen

Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Crew
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Jean Negulesco

Director
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Frances Goodrich

Writer
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Albert Hackett

Writer
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Françoise Sagan

Writer
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