Je t'aime moi non plus (film)
|Je t'aime moi non plus|
|Directed by||Serge Gainsbourg|
|Produced by||Claude Berri
|Written by||Serge Gainsbourg|
|Music by||Serge Gainsbourg|
|Edited by||Kenout Peltier|
|Distributed by||AMLF (1976) (France)|
|10 March 1976 (France)|
Je t'aime moi non plus (English title: I Love You, I Don't) is a 1976 feature film written, directed, and musically scored by Serge Gainsbourg, starring Jane Birkin, Hugues Quester and Joe Dallesandro, and featuring a cameo by Gérard Depardieu.
The movie is a classic love triangle drama. Frail and love-starved girl Johnny (Jane Birkin) works in a truckstop café in the middle of nowhere. One day enter two truckers, manly and worldwise Krassky (Joe Dallesandro) and his lover Padovan (Hugues Quester), young and handsome, but immature and rather a handful. Krassky, tired of taking care of Padovan who keeps getting into trouble, discovers himself an attraction for this boyish girl, and she falls head over heels for him. They start a relationship; and even if at first Krassky's body hesitates before the meager feminine graces of curveless Johnny, he ends up being charmed by her naive and unconditional love. She is ready to accept anything out of love for him, including anal sex, though quite inexperienced at this, so that her screams of pain cause them to be thrown out of several motels... In the end, the back of Krassky's dirty garbage truck will be the theatre of their union.
Furiously jealous Padovan however, to win Krassky back, will shrink at nothing, including murder... and at the sight of this passionate jealousy, Krassky returns to his first love and leaves with him, abandoning little skinny Johnny in her café, brokenhearted and lonely again.
Je t'aime moi non plus was the first film directed by Gainsbourg. Jane Birkin was his partner at that time. It includes elements of symbolism recurrent in Gainsbourg's work: passion to the death and uncensored erotism. Depardieu has a few short appearances, playing a passing cynical gay local.
- Je t'aime moi non plus at the Internet Movie Database
- Sargent, Jack (January 2004). "Hot, Hard Cocks and Tight, Tight Unlubricated Assholes: Transgression, Sexual Ambiguity and "Perverse" Pleasures in Serge Gainsbourg's Je t'aime moi non plus". Sense of Cinema. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
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