Live for Life

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Live for Life
(Vivre pour vivre)
Vivre pour vivre poster.jpg
original film poster
Directed byClaude Lelouch
Produced by
  • Georges Dancigers
  • Alexandre Mnouchkine
Written by
  • Claude Lelouch
  • Pierre Uytterhoeven
Music byFrancis Lai
CinematographyPatrice Pouget
Edited byClaude Barrois
Claude Lelouch
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
Running time
130 minutes
Box office$400,000 (US)[1]

Live for Life (French: Vivre pour vivre) is a 1967 French film directed by Claude Lelouch starring Yves Montand, Candice Bergen and Annie Girardot. The film won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[2] The film had a total of 2,936,035 admissions in France and was the 7th highest grossing film of the year.[3]


Robert Colomb (Yves Montand) is a famous TV newscaster, married to Catherine (Annie Girardot), but continually unfaithful to her. Then he meets, and becomes fascinated with Candice (Candice Bergen). He takes her along on an assignment in Kenya and later establishes an "arrangement" with her in Amsterdam.

He is then assigned to Vietnam, tells Candice their affair is over and discovers that is more than acceptable to her as she is tired of him. Returning from a Vietnamese prison, he decides to return to Catherine, but discovers she has made a new life for herself.


  • Yves Montand as Robert Colomb
  • Candice Bergen as Candice
  • Annie Girardot as Catherine Colomb
  • Irène Tunc as Mireille
  • Anouk Ferjac as Jacqueline
  • Uta Taeger as Lucie / Maid
  • Jean Collomb as Le maître d'hôtel / Waiter
  • Michel Parbot as Michel
  • Jacques Portet as Un ami de Candice / Photographer
  • Louis Lyonnet as Le chef des mercenaires

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tino Balio, United Artists: The Company That Changed the Film Industry, University of Wisconsin Press, 1987 p. 231
  2. ^ "The 40th Academy Awards (1968) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  3. ^

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