A mythical film, a great classic of French cinema, which is also a true novel full of humanity.
“We Won’t Grow Old Together is similar to these great novels of male weakness. Insidiously, the reality of abandonment imposes itself on an incredulous man who abused his power, dreamed his life and dreamed his violence. Pialat’s art is powerful of humanity, without caution, without scruples, without effort to make the characters sympathetic. We are in the skin, the coarse grain, "the naked man" said Simenon.”
These words of Jacques Fieschi (famous film critic but also director and writer), summarize the Pialat method, which dissects without complacency the torments of love. From the initial scheme—the naive and the magnificent bastard—Pialat makes a text of great finesse, where each one in turn takes the role of the strong and the weak. A great film, but also a memorable novel.