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DVD Review - Love on a Pillow (1962)

Love on a Pillow (France: Le repos de guerrier), 1962.

Directed by Roger Vadim.

Starring Brigitte Bardot, Robert Hossein, Jean-Marc Bory and Michel Serrault.


A woman rescues a suicidal man and then develops feelings for him.

Love on a Pillow introduces us to the upper-class Parisian Geneviève Le Theil (Brigitte Bardot), a seemingly feisty independent young woman. She's in a relationship which could be heading towards marriage, but she's rather nonchalant about this and appears to be in complete control of her life. Due to receive an inheritance left by her aunt, Geneviève travels to Dijon to finalise the details. Here she accidentally opens a hotel door to discover a suicidal man on his death bed having taken an overdose of sleeping pills.

This is where the supposed plot kicks in. The man, Renaud Sarti (Robert Hossein), catches the attention of Geneviève. She decides to visit him in hospital, and

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