The Fire Within Movie Review 1964

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Ronet plays an alcoholic writer recently released from a sanitorium after a breakdown. Believing his life will only continue its downward spiral, he pays a final visit to friends and calmly plots his suicide. Malle clearly and pitilessly describes a man beyond despair. Based on a novel by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, which itself fictionalized the suicide of writer Jacques Rigaut. In French with English subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 104 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

On the Rocks, Suicide
Louis Malle
Bernard Noel, Jeanne Moreau, Alexandra Stewart, Henri Serre, Maurice Ronet, Lena Skerla, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps, Jean-Paul Moulinot
Ghislan Cloquet
Louis Malle
Erik Satie

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