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Four Fables of Love

Four Fables of Love

A Feature film by René Clair, Hervé Bromberger, Luis Garcia Berlanga, Alessandro Blasetti

Produced by Franco-London Films

Release in France : 21/12/1962

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Actors (13)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Franco-London Films

Foreign production companies :

Ajace Produzioni Cinematografiche, Hispamer Films

Associate producer :

Madeleine Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Télédis

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country

Synopsis

The four "truths" are in this instance, four different romantic or dramatic vignettes in a slightly uneven compilation film. All four segments are loosely related to fables by the 17th-century French poet Jean de la Fontaine. In the first fable "Death and the Woodcutter" directed by Luis Berlanga, a well-adjusted, normal organ grinder runs up against the obstacles of torpidity and bureaucracy combined, driving him to the brink of despair. In the second story "The Crow and the Fox" directed by Hervé Bromberger, an insecure husband keeps his beautiful wife locked up, though an amorous neighbor is determined to outsmart him and get to her. In the third fable "The Tortoise and the Hare" directed by Allesandro Blasetti, a wife is unwilling to share her husband with a mistress. In the last fable "Two Pigeons" by René Clair, a fashion model (Leslie Caron) and a lowly worker (Charles Aznavour) are thrown together by unexpected circumstances. The American release of this film cut the first segment, reducing the fable parodies to three.

Source : allmovie.com

Full credits (7)

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Anthology film, Comedy

Production language :

French, Italian, Spanish

Coproducer countries :

France, Italy, Spain

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

50% French (France, Italy, Spain)

Production year :

1962

French release :

21/12/1962

Runtime :

1 h 47 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

26294

Visa issue date :

20/12/1962

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Black & White

Audio format :

Mono

Rating restrictions :

None