|Directed by||Jean Aurel|
|Produced by||Robert Dorfmann et al|
|Written by||Jean Aurel
|Based on||Manon Lescaut
by Abbé Prevost
|Music by||Serge Gainsbourg original
Antonio Vivaldi non-original
|Edited by||Anne-Marie Cotret|
Les Films Corona
Transinter Films (Paris)
Roxy Films (Munich)
Panda Films (Rome)
|Distributed by||Valoria Films|
Manon 70 is a 1968 French (French-Italian-German co-production) film starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Claude Brialy and Sammy Frey. The screenplay was written by Jean Aurel with Cécil Saint-Laurent and directed by Jean Aurel.
The original music of the movie is by Serge Gainsbourg.
Manon (Catherine Deneuve) is an amoral, free spirit who uses sex to surround herself in relatively luxurious surroundings.
Journalist Francois (Sami Frey) sees her at the airport and falls in love with her. Once they land in Paris, he makes his move and steals her from the man she's been traveling with.
Francois and Manon fall in love but Manon's brother (Jean-Claude Brialy), wants to live off his sister and causes trouble. Manon tries seeing a wealthy man (Robert Webber) at the same time as Francois.
- Catherine Deneuve as Manon
- Jean-Claude Brialy as Jean-Paul
- Sami Frey as Des Grieux
- Elsa Martinelli as Annie
- Robert Webber as Ravaggi
- Paul Hubschmid as Simon
- Claude Genia as Wife
- Jean Martin as Hotelman
Deneuve later said she wanted to work with Jean Aurel because she like his film In Love. Of Manon 70 she said "the story was great but the film just missed.... it's probably because the director was not at his best."
- Interviews with Catherine Denueve accessed 15 September 2014
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