old-age: L’homme qu’on aimait trop

L’homme qu’on aimait trop

The disappearance of Agnès Le Roux, heiress to the Casino Palais de la Méditerranée, has made headlines in France ever since she vanished without trace in 1977.

In the film Agnes falls in love with Maurice Agnelet, a lawyer ten years her senior, who has links to organised crime and other lovers. Renée Le Roux (Catherine Deneuve) loses both her casino and her daughter while Maurice is suspected of murder.

Over thirty years later Renée is still seeking justice for her daughter. Maurice faces another trial but Françoise (Judith Chemla), a former lover, provides him with an alibi.

Unfortunately , for the filmmakers the release of the movie coincided with Maurice’s third trial which resulted in his being jailed for murder. Françoise did not testify for Maurice as she had at his first trial and Renée was no longer able to attend the proceedings. The Casino Palais de la Méditerranée is long gone, having gone into liquidation soon after the disappearance of Agnes and eventually being demolished (apart from its Art Deco facade) in 1990.

The makeup

Stéphanie Guillon & Stéphanie Guillon were the key makeup artists. Atelier 69 (Frédéric Lainé, Guillaume Castagné, Mélanie Gerbeau-Lainé, Laetitia Hillion & Cyril Hipaux) were responsible for the old-age makeups.