Les Jeux Sont Faits

  • 1947
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Pagliero is a communist killed during an uprising and Presle the wife of a fascist official who poisoned her; both died at the same time. They meet in the afterlife, fall in love, and are granted permission to return to life to see if they could be lovers in the real world. The rules are that physical consummation must take place within 24 hours. Instead...read more

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Pagliero is a communist killed during an uprising and Presle the wife of a fascist official who poisoned her; both died at the same time. They meet in the afterlife, fall in love, and are granted permission to return to life to see if they could be lovers in the real world. The rules are

that physical consummation must take place within 24 hours. Instead they argue over politics until they are both returned to death. This fascinating though depressing feature was cowritten by Jean-Paul Sartre, in his first dalliance with the movies. Predictably, the film was panned by the critics

when it made its debut at Cannes.

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