L'événement le plus important depuis que l'homme a marché sur la Lune

1973 [FRENCH]


IMDb Rating 5.7 10 852

Plot summary

February 10, 2023 at 08:34 PM


Jacques Demy

Top cast

Catherine Deneuve as Irène de Fontenoy
Marisa Pavan as Maria Mazetti
Marcello Mastroianni as Marco Mazetti
Micheline Presle as Dr. Delavigne
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885.65 MB
French 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 36 min
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1.61 GB
French 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 36 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mooning_out_the_window 10 / 10

A fun film

This film is light and enjoyable, so don't expect to be stunned by it visually or in terms of depth or content. Demy as a director was brilliant, and it was one of four films he made with Catherine Deneuve, who is adding another comedy to her repertoire. It is about a man who apparently becomes pregnant with his wife's child rather than the other way around, and this first male pregnancy sparks an international trend.

The film is funny and light. Deneuve wanted to work with Mastroianni, who she was in a relationship with and had a child my him, and Demy gave them the opportunity.

The film does not showcase either Deneuve's or Mastroianni's acting ability, which for both is considerable. However, it does give laughs and light entertainment. It also allows for some interesting costumes and is essentially the predecessor to the film Junior.

A decent comedy with good laughs, but don't expect a classic French film. Accept it for what it is and you'll enjoy it. In this way it is more that successful.

Reviewed by boblipton 5 / 10

No Big Belly Laughs

When Marcello Mastroianni is feeling run down, Catherine Deneuve is worried that he is going to die and leave her and their eight-year-old son, so she hectors him into seeing her doctor. It turns out he's pregnant.

Jacques Demy's dry satire has an increasingly big-bellied Mastroianni walking around with a befuddled expression, while the world spins slightly out of control around him. Everyone in picture takes the events very calmly and seriously, and everyone is mildly congratulatory towards the expectant father. The few jokes are mild and of the biter-bit variety and, except for the sequence when he gets involved in a campaign of clothing for pregnant men, there isn't much to this trifle.

Given the date of its release and the birth of his son, Mathieu, I suspect Demy started writing it when Agnes Varda offered some irritated comments on her pregnancy.

Reviewed by planktonrules 5 / 10

Not a bad film...but given the subject, I would have expected more...

In this French film, Marcello Mastroianni plays a man who is diagnosed as being pregnant! This would explain all of Marcello's aches and pains and swelling! His wife (Catherine Deneuve) seems quite pleased with it and Marcello seems to accept it all rather easily. In fact, that is an odd thing about the film--the public and media also accept it rather easily--perhaps too easily! And, in light of this, it's odd that he wasn't subjected to a huge battery of tests--it's just accepted! The idea of a pregnant man could have been handled in a wide variety of ways--and the rather matter of fact way it was handled here surprised me. This film was NOT handled as slapstick or as an obvious comedy--more like a mildly amusing film and that is all. That, combined with the VERY anti-climactic ending made for a film that was diverting but not especially satisfying--good as a time-passer but with very little to say about gender roles or inequities or comedy. This is a case where a film has an exceptional director (Jacques Demy) and some exceptional actors were hampered by a rather mundane script despite the novel idea (after all, this film came out before "Rabbit Test" and "Junior").

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