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The Pawn (1978)

Le pion (original title)
Humiliated and down on his luck, a superintendent turns his life around when he decides to write a book.


Christian Gion


Christian Gion




Cast overview, first billed only:
Henri Guybet ... Bertrand Barabi
Claude Jade ... Dominique Benech
Maureen Kerwin ... Mlle Thuillier
Claude Piéplu ... Le censeur
Michel Galabru ... L'inspecteur d'Académie
Claude Dauphin ... Albert Carraud
Matthieu Vermersch Matthieu Vermersch ... Michel Benech (as Mathieu Vermesh)
Stéphane Lievain Stéphane Lievain ... Robert Laugier
Bernard Musson Bernard Musson ... Boussignac
Denise Glaser Denise Glaser ... La présentatrice TV
Roland Giraud ... Le ministre
Jean-Pierre Laruche Jean-Pierre Laruche ... Un élève
Thierry Althunyan Thierry Althunyan ... Un élève
Bruno Aouate Bruno Aouate ... Un élève
Frederic Cohen Frederic Cohen ... Un élève


Ein Pauker (Henri Guybet) wird von der alleinstehenden Mutter (Claude Jade) eines Schülers ermuntert, einen Roman zu veröffentlichen. Am Ende gewinnt er Claude Jade und den Prix Goncourt... Weitaus amüsantere Variante der deutschen Paukerfilme. Written by Cisnadie <Karl.Fleischer@munich.netsurf.de>

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Comedy | Family | Romance







Release Date:

25 October 1978 (France) See more »

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Christian Gion's best picture
4 May 2008 | by branikiSee all my reviews

Christian Gion was never a masterpiece maker. Some of his films are even not particularly recommendable, I must admit (I think of Aldo Maccionne's infamous vehicles, for instance). But this title delivers far more than any French comedies fan could expect. We easily get fond of the characters and the plot evolves with some very funny gags and touching moments. Performance by the cast is more than satisfying and Henry Guybet certainly display some real talent here. Supporting actors are all great, Michel Galabru, Claude Jade, Claude Piéplu and Claude Dauphin... But the teenage actors also steal the show at times. A very sweet film I haven't seen in years and I highly recommend to anyone willing to spend a good moment watching a film. "Le Pion" rules!!!!

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