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Home Ent. Release Date: 25 Mar 2007
Malle’s second film, Les Amants stars Jeanne Moreau as a middle-class wife and mother who is bored with her life. But she is awakened when she meets Bernard (Jean-Marc Bory) a younger man with whom she embarks on an affair. Infamous for its depiction of female sexual desire, Les Amants ran into trouble with US censors on its release and it still retains its power almost half a century later. Featuring a performance that helped make Jeanne Moreau a star, Les Amants was a huge box office success and won the 1959 Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.