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In collaboration with Musiques & Solutions, Music Box Records is pleased to present for the first time on CD the original motion picture soundtrack of Roger Kahane's feature film The Love Mates, 1970) composed by Francis Lai and conducted by Christian Gaubert.


Produced by Alain Delon, written by Mireille Aigroz (Mireille Darc’s real name) and directed by Roger Kahane (Sortie de secours Madly advocates for sexual freedom (at least from a masculine point of view) and a new conception of the couple.
After the commercial success of Love Story, Alain Delon chose Francis Lai, the famous collaborator of director Claude Lelouch to work on the project. The score features many neoromantic pieces that allow Francis Lai’s melodic talent to shine (combined with Christian Gaubert’s ultra-elegant arrangements). Francis Lai and Christian Gaubert demonstrated the full extent of their talents with Madly.

Restored and remastered by Christophe Hénault, this present edition, also available on digital, features the original LP program (previously issued by Barclay). The 8-page booklet features an essay by Nicolas Magenham discussing the film and the score based on new comments by Francis Lai and Christian Gaubert. The release is limited to 500 units.

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released March 2017
Chacun Sa Vie"Everyone’s Life, the latest from veteran French filmmaker Claude Lelouch, is a loose and sunny ensemble comedy with a bitter sense of humor. Call it optimistically cynical (or cynically optimistic) but for every bawdy joke tossed off by a doctor who makes his rounds on a hover board, there’s a scene like the violent, decidedly non-politically correct and, eventually, surreal public argument between a cheating woman and her Arabic boyfriend. Lelouch seems to be saying, “Well, pretty much everyone is cruel, selfish and corrupt but they have some good qualities too and we’ll probably figure it out in the end so don’t worry too much.”
Everyone’s Life takes place in the town of Beaune, in Burgundy. With the exception of an extended epilogue, all the events unfold over the duration of the town’s annual jazz festival. Largely episodic, the film jumps around among stories that touch the lives of various townsfolk and visitors. It’s a familiar formula but the festival setting lends it all a pleasant musicality, even to the point of one honest-to-God musical number, thought a quiet and lovely one at that.
Though the film speeds by in its brisk editing and the framing is generally accomplished, Everyone’s Life’s least attractive quality is its color palette. To be blunt, it looks like every other middlebrow, bourgeois French dramedy; summery and slightly washed out like a pharmaceutical commercial from the late 1990s.
Among the sprawling cast of notable French actors are Jean Dujardin, Christopher Lambert, Vincent Pérez and rock star Johnny Hallyday in a dual role as both himself and a professional Johnny Hallyday impersonator.

So much of the comedy in Everyone’s Life comes from people behaving badly—cheating, bribing, alcoholism, etc.—that it’s a pleasant surprise when Lelouch draws on those same faults and excesses for the truly moving bits of pathos. A healthy percentage of the characters are involved in the legal and judicial system. From cops to judges to, eventually, defendants, there’s an ongoing conversation at play here about justice and conviction (in multiple senses of the word). Given what we’ve seen of Lelouch’s worldview, we expect that we’re just going to see these ideals degraded and mocked. And, of course, we do. But, in the end, it’s in our institutions that Everyone’s Life finds the most powerful grace."
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Starring Éric Dupond-Moretti, Johnny Hallyday, Nadia Farès, Jean Dujardin, Christophe Lambert, Antoine Duléry, Marianne Denicourt, Rufus, Chantal Ladesou, Gérard Darmon, Julie Ferrier, Stéphane de Groodt, Samuel Benchetrit, Jean-Marie Bigard, Déborah François, Liane Foly, Isabelle de Hertogh, Francis Huster, Mathilde Seigner, Ramzy Bedia, Michel Leeb, Philippe Lellouche, Béatrice Dalle, Elsa Zylberstein, Vincent Perez et Zinedine Soualem.


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