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Lamiel (1967)

The story follow young orphan Lamiel as she rises from poverty into high society under the guidance of a doctor, who lives vicariously through her.


Jean Aurel


Cécil Saint-Laurent (adaptation), Jean Aurel (adaptation) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Karina ... Lamiel
Michel Bouquet ... Le docteur Sansfin
Denise Gence Denise Gence ... La duchesse de Miossens
Marc Eyraud Marc Eyraud ... Monsieur Hautemare
Denise Péron Denise Péron ... Mme. Hautemare
Pierre Clémenti ... Fedor de Miossens
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Le comte d'Aubigné
Claude Dauphin ... Le marquis d'Orpiez
Robert Hossein ... Roger Valber
Bernadette Lafont ... Pauline, la camériste
Jean-Pierre Moulin Jean-Pierre Moulin ... Jean, le facteur
Alice Sapritch ... Mme Legrand
Christian Barbier Christian Barbier ... Vidocq
Michel Gonzalès Michel Gonzalès
François Moro-Giafferi François Moro-Giafferi ... Le baryton


The story follow young orphan Lamiel as she rises from poverty into high society under the guidance of a doctor, who lives vicariously through her.

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30 August 1967 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La amante francesa See more »

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1.66 : 1
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Lamiel chérie
18 March 2019 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Like Jean Aurel 's precedent effort ,"De L'Amour" , "Lamiel " is based on a Stendahl (unfinished ) novel ;screenplay by Cecil Saint-Laurent ,whose touch makes itself felt in the anti -French Revolution lines:the famous sentence of the Declaration of Rights," Men are born and remain free and equal in rights "is ridiculed by one of the characters.

Cecil Saint-Laurent 's most famous heroine ,Caroline Chérie, had to live through the dark hours of the French Revolution ,and her misadventures were worthy of "the perils of Pauline";in the movie made by Richard Pottier,screenwriter Jean Anouilh was an asset ,sending away the opponents (aristocrats and sans-culottes)without pronouncing in favor of either.

Like Caroline , Lamiel is free and easy ;unlike her ,who was a noble ,she's a peasant girl , a go-getter ,who found her Pygmalion in the shape of Dr Sansfin (=endless) ,mischievously played by subtle Michel Bouquet ;he helps her climb the social ladder; a charlatan ,who makes a duchess (Denise Gence) think she suffers from an imaginary eyes disease and has her hire Lamiel as a reader ; from the dowager's son (Pierre Clémenti) to a count (Jean-Claude Brialy) she marries ,she eventually finds love with a thief (Robert Hossein)....

Like Julien Sorel ,she is not in a world where she belongs and Saint-Laurent will see to it...

Even though Anna Karina (27 at the time) was a little too old to play an ingenue ,she shows plenty of go in a part which does not demand too much anyway.The cast and the nice cinematography make up for the relative paucity of the story .

Like this?try these .....

"Kitty " Mitchell Leisen ,1945

"Caroline Chérie" Richard Pottier ,1950

"The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders " Terence Young ,1965

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