This Sweet Sickness (film)

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Dites-lui que je l'aime
Directed byClaude Miller
Written byClaude Miller
Luc Béraud
Patricia Highsmith (novel)
Produced byMaurice Bernart
Hubert Niogret
StarringGérard Depardieu
CinematographyPierre Lhomme
Edited byJean-Bernard Bonis
Music byAlain Jomy
Distributed byAMLF/Filmoblic/France 3 Cinema/Prospectacle
Release date
  • 28 September 1977 (1977-09-28)
Running time
107 minutes
Box office$3.5 million[1]

Dites-lui que je l'aime (English: Tell Her I Love Her) is a 1977 French film directed by Claude Miller and starring Gérard Depardieu and Miou-Miou. It is based on the 1961 novel This Sweet Sickness by Patricia Highsmith.


David Martinaud is an accountant who leaves town for the weekends on the pretense that he is going to his native home to care for his parents, who are in fact dead. He is really fixing up a chalet, where he intends to move in with Lise, a woman he has loved since childhood - even though Lise is married to another man and has a child. Nevertheless, David begins stalking her, intent on making her love him by any means necessary.



The film received six César nominations, for best director, actor, actress, cinematography, production design and sound.


  1. ^ "Dites-lui que je l'aime (1977)". JP Box Office. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.

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