That Most Important Thing: Love

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– Galiu pasakyti, kad myliu tave.

– „Aš tave myliu“ nieko nereiškia.

Servais Mont (by Fabio Testi), a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier (by Romy Schneider), an actress who earns her money starring in cheap soft-core movies. Falling in love with her, he borrows money from the loan sharks to finance the theatrical production of Richard III and gives Nadine a part. Meanwhile, Nadine is torn apart between Servais and her husband Jacques (by Jacques Dutronc), to whom she has moral obligations. That Most Important Thing: Love is an explosive melodrama, that explores the tension between passion and duty, as well as between art and trash.


Romy Schneider obtained the inaugural Cesar Award for Best Actress for this role.

Andrzej Żuławski

Andrzej Żuławski was born in 1940 in Poland, and grew up between Warsaw and Paris. After finishing school, he studied Cinema in Paris. He then returned to Poland to become an assistant of the prominent Andrzej Wajda. His first full-length feature, The Third Part of The Night (1971), was widely acclaimed and earned many international prizes. As the career grew, he had difficulties with the Soviet regime, eventually facing censorship for his film The Devil (1972), and decided to return to France. The film Possession (1981) was selected for the official competition at the Cannes Film Festival. He also directed films Mad Love (1985), My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days (1989), Fidelity (2000) and Cosmos (2015).