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La horse (1970)

Near the Baie de la Seine swamps, opposite the Port of Le Havre, Auguste Maroilleur, an elderly farmer, exploits 400 hectares of crop land with the help of his family, over which he rules ... See full summary »

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Georges Godefroy (based on the novel by) (as Michel Lambesc), Pascal Jardin (scenario and adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Auguste Maroilleur
Danièle Ajoret Danièle Ajoret ... Louise
Michel Barbey ... Maurice
Christian Barbier Christian Barbier ... Léon
Pierre Dux ... Le juge d'instruction
Armando Francioli Armando Francioli ... Francis
Julien Guiomar ... Le commissaire
Eléonore Hirt ... Mathilde (as Éléonore Hirt)
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Hans
Félix Marten ... Marc
Orlane Paquin Orlane Paquin ... Véronique
Marc Porel ... Henri
André Weber André Weber ... Bien-Phu
Henri Attal Henri Attal ... Louis
Astrid Frank ... L'amie de Hans
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Storyline

Near the Baie de la Seine swamps, opposite the Port of Le Havre, Auguste Maroilleur, an elderly farmer, exploits 400 hectares of crop land with the help of his family, over which he rules with an iron hand. Things go awry the day he discovers one of his grandsons is involved in drug traffic. To make matters worse, the reckless youth has hidden the white powder in the Maroilleur farm. Without a moment's hesitation, Auguste gets rid of the toxic substance but, of course, the mob has different views... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 February 1970 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Honra da Família See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$762,333
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

According to Dominique Zardi in his biography, the cattle massacre with a jeep was of course fake, but the driver Zardi actually hit a cow who later died. Jean Gabin, who was himself a cattle baron in true life, was sad about this event because the dead cow was about to bring low. See more »

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La Horse
Written and Performed by Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier
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An old family man
22 April 2011 | by mihaiatanasieSee all my reviews

I had not known this film before, I ran into a photo of a helicopter which was a capture from it and I became curious. I am very happy I have seen this movie, it is one of the best I could see these last months. It is that kind of story of a very strong character, a man who feels responsible for his family and does whatever he can to keep the honor intact. Even though, at first, he thinks he can do it all by himself, he soon discovers that if one wants to help one's family, one needs the family's help. The main character, that of Jean Gabin, is the image of the old French farmer and landowner, who is subjected to his land and rules his home like a dictator. No one dares to talk back to him, or, if any does, the old man knows how to shut his mouth. And when a danger appears that threatens the family, he does not hesitate for a second to react radically. When the danger becomes even greater, Maurice uses the help of his sons-in-law, and I think this is the moment they finally become family. The last one who proves to be a member of the family will be Henri; found in his cellar by the police, he finds the exact words and action that discharge him and his grandpa in the eyes of the law, and in the last scene of the film, he accepts his status of a farmer, by accompanying his old men to work. All in all, I liked this film very much and I will recommend it to my friends.


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