Cinema: Director's Diary

Take It All, entitled A Tout Prendre in its original French-language version, was made several years ago by an ostentatiously sensitive French Canadian, Claude Jutra, 36. The movie is deep-dyed autobiography, Jutra's freehand account of his longer thoughts about life and love ("That which we give to a beloved, we give without relinquishing"), his swinging existence among Montreal's young bohemians, his secret fears (hoodlums with blazing guns mostly, a sort of Mafia of man's subconscious) and, more prominently, his delicious intimacy with a show-stopping mulatto model named Johanne, who plays herself.

Playing opposite her, Jutra outdoes himself in celebrating the girl's dusky...

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