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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

    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

    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

    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