Chinese Version

All Men Are Mortal (Netherlands/UK/France)

Love and death

Director: Ate de Jong

Cast: Irene Jacob   Stephen Rea

Footage: 94min

Year: 1995

This drama is adapted from Simone de Beauvioir's novel of the same name.

It is set in post WW II France and tells the story of renowned theatrical actress, Regina, a temperamental diva who feels a great hole in her life until she goes on a provincial tour and meets an enigmatic stranger who is too busy looking inward to notice the world around him. Regina becomes obsessed with this man, and learns that he is an amnesiac. She follows him, and eventually they hesitantly begin an affair. Much of the story centers around their resulting conversations about love, life and death.

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