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The Seven Deadly Sins (1962)

Les sept péchés capitaux (original title)
Seven directors each dramatize one of the seven deadly sins in a short film. In "Anger," a domestic argument over a fly in the Sunday soup escalates into nuclear war. In "Sloth," a movie ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danièle Barraud ... Suzon, prostitute
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Raymond (segment "Avarice, L'")
Jacques Charrier ... Antoine (segment "Avarice, L'")
Claude Rich ... Armand (segment "Avarice, L'")
Sacha Briquet Sacha Briquet ... Harry (segment "Avarice, L'")
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Arthur (segment "Avarice, L'")
Dany Saval ... Rosette (segment "Envie, L'")
Claude Brasseur ... Riri (segment "Envie, L'")
Geneviève Casile Geneviève Casile ... Rita Gerly (segment "Envie, L'")
Jean Murat ... Duchemin (segment "Envie. L'")
Jacques Monod Jacques Monod ... Monsieur Jasmin (segment "Envie, L'")
Georges Wilson ... Valentin (segment "Gourmandise, La")
Marcelle Arnold Marcelle Arnold ... L'épouse de Valentin (segment "Gourmandise, La")
Paul Préboist ... Alphonse - le facteur (segment "Gourmandise, La")
Magdeleine Bérubet Magdeleine Bérubet ... Nénesse - la belle-mère (segment "Gourmandise, La")
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Seven directors each dramatize one of the seven deadly sins in a short film. In "Anger," a domestic argument over a fly in the Sunday soup escalates into nuclear war. In "Sloth," a movie star would rather pay someone to tie his shoe than bend over to do it himself, and he can't be bothered to accept a starlet's sexual favors. In "Gluttony," a peasant family on its way to the funeral of a relative who died from indigestion stops regularly to eat and drink en route, arriving in time to eat some more. In "Greed," a high-class prostitute refunds the price of a cadet's lottery ticket. In "Pride," an unfaithful wife finds reason to reform. And so on through lust and envy. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 March 1962 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Capital Sins See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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Last film of Magdeleine Bérubet. See more »

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Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.15 (1961) See more »

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8 September 2000 | by John-444See all my reviews

I saw this after Godard's "Breathless" & Truffaut's "400 Blows" and I found this the nicest of the three. I was immediately caught up in the surreal "Anger" and never felt let down by any of the "sins" that followed. The narratives are fine, the acting humane, and the directing lovely.


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