By Troy Patterson
Updated April 16, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Mother and the Whore

type
  • Movie

An epic, impressionistic talkathon, Jean Eustache’s 1973 new-wave landmark The Mother and the Whore explores the psychopathology of everyday love. Leaud is a womanizing loafer who spends his days at Left Bank cafes spinning his intellectual wheels. Lafont is the shopkeeper off of whom he sponges, and blank-faced Lebrun the loose nurse he’s lately bedding. As the three talk and talk about sex, we’re lulled into the rhythms of half-cracked conversations and absorbed by rawness of feeling. B+

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The Mother and the Whore

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 210 minutes

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