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Male Companion (1964)

Un monsieur de compagnie (original title)
Antoine was raised into the easy life by his very rich grandfather. After the death of his grandfather the money has gone and Antoine falls under the influence of various easy people.

Director:

Philippe de Broca

Writers:

Philippe de Broca (adaptation), Philippe de Broca (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Antoine Mirliflor
Irina Demick ... Nicole
Catherine Deneuve ... Isabelle
Annie Girardot ... Clara
Valérie Lagrange ... Louisette
Sandra Milo ... Maria
Adolfo Celi ... Benvenuto
Marcel Dalio ... Socratès (as Dalio)
André Luguet ... Le grand-père d'Antoine / Grandfather
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Balthazar
Irène Chabrier Irène Chabrier ... Ernestine
Renée Passeur Renée Passeur ... La patronne
Rosy Varte Rosy Varte ... La mère d'Isabelle / Isabelle's Mother
Sacha Briquet Sacha Briquet ... Le fondé de pouvoir
Jacques Dynam ... Le père d'Isabelle / Isabelle's Father
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Storyline

Antoine was raised into the easy life by his very rich grandfather. After the death of his grandfather the money has gone and Antoine falls under the influence of various easy people.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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From the very private confessions of a bachelor...

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 November 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Male Companion See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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great film
24 October 2007 | by rdalpert2See all my reviews

I have been looking for a VHS or DVD of this film also. I've seen it and it is very good indeed. Catherine Deneuve is wonderful Casel (sic) is great. And the score by Georges Delerue is one of the best he ever did. I will not give away the story but just recall that the "ice cream" scene and the "best selling book scene" are hilarious. The film has De Broca's characteristic comic and romantic resonances--but I think even more delightfully crafted than in That Man From Rio--also an excellent film and better than King of Hearts which I think has become something of a cult film. I have been looking for it everywhere--from the major online video suppliers to independents I have even asked friends in Europe if they can find it--and friends in Hollywood.

It seems to have vanished into thin air. Does anyone know where to find it?


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