Jean Doucet is a popular schoolmaster teaching in a small town in Normandy. At least he was... Until the day one of his pupils, Catherine Roussel, a garage owner's daughter, accuses him of ... See full summary »
1809, France. Captain Neuville is called to the front, leaving his future bride heartbroken. Her sister decides to write letters on his behalf to cheer her up. But it all goes south when Neuville reappears.
Young innocent aristocrat Benjamin comes to live with his Countess aunt. Her lover teaches him the techniques of seduction and sends him to test them, first on the maids, then on the upper class Anne and finally on the countess herself.
December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great ... See full summary »
Charles Beaulieu, who served as an Army officer during the Algerian War, has become a novelist. Unfortunately for a playboy who lives in a big way like him, his books sell poorly. His need ... See full summary »
A smooth criminal, who turns to be Manuel Ismora, and his gang successfully and peacefully pull off con after heist. Elsewhere a timid office worker, Gabriel Dupon, is pressured by his boss... See full summary »
Frankreich 17.Jh: Landarzt Benjamin liebt die reizende Gastwirtstochter Manette. Doch Manette kennt ihn als unverbesserlichen Schürzenjäger und verlangt vor der Liebe die Heirat. Als Benjamin bereit ist, verweigert Manettes geiziger Vater seine Tochter. Doch der junge Hector hilft dem beim Marquis in Ungnade gefallenen Benjamin. Am Ende folgt Manette ihrem Benjmain auch ohne Trauschein ins Exil.Written by
Like the viewer Gilles, from Paris, I have seen many times this film on late night TV when I was a teenager in the 1970's. It was one of my favorite film. More than 20 years later, I just saw it again on late night TV and I was surprise how I was familiar to all the jokes, the words, the acting, just like I was with a very old friend. This is a beautiful film! There's a sparkle to it that makes it unforgettable. Also, I think that the caracter Benjamin, played by singer Jacques Brel, looks a lot like his wonderful songs. Brel was never a great actor, but here, he seems to play himself in a very warm way. The rest of the cast is also unique. Now, I have this on tape and I will see my old friend anytime I want.
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