Martin et Léa

  • 92'
  • France
  • 1978
Martin et Léa shows the course of a moral decay and then liberation as the result of the birth of a child. The film has been compared by more than one critic with Bresson's Les dames du bois de Boulogne. And indeed, the love between Martin and the brothel-keeper Léa is shaped by money. Money that sows destruction, corrupts and kills, even when Lea eventually exchanges her golden life for a life with Martin. But what strange route did they have to travel to eventually reach that goal?The film resembles a moral tale, yet it is about something physical: the gesture, the voice, the sensual, the sexual and pregnancy. And there is more than the love story of Martin and Léa. There is another world - Vietnam - that gives the story another dimension. (RP)
Director
Alain Cavalier
Country of production
France
Year
1978
Festival Edition
IFFR 1997
Length
92'
Medium
35mm
Language
French
Sales
Hugo Films
Screenplay
Alain Cavalier
Cast
Richard Bohringer