Rappeneau’s Lovers like Us, showcases the dream couple of Catherine Deneuve and Yves Montand amidst the exotic backdrop of Venezuela.
Martin (Montand), a perfume creator, leaves the stress of Parisian life to live out his days on an island paradise. Passing through Caracas, he meets the dazzling Nelly (Deneuve). This volcanic woman has just broken off her engagement to a rich Italian, and in search of her freedom, comes across Martin. Chaotic comedy ensues, and the two find themselves moving from antagonism to fondness, as Martin’s dream for the solitary island life drifts further and further from reality.
The music of Michel Legrand adds a little melancholy to this whirlwind of adventure and love. Shot in beautiful colour against a spectacular tropical backdrop, Rappeneau reveals more to the public than the splendour of Deneuve’s blonde hair and blue eyes.
In French with English subtitles