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Les parents terribles (1948)

 -  Drama  -  22 April 1950 (USA)
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When Michel, who's 22, tells his parents he is in love, his mother Yvonne is distraught, believing she will lose his love (which is the center of her life), and his father Georges is ... See full summary »

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Michel
Josette Day ...
Madeleine
Yvonne de Bray ...
Yvonne dite 'Sophie'
Marcel André ...
Georges
Gabrielle Dorziat ...
Tante Léo
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When Michel, who's 22, tells his parents he is in love, his mother Yvonne is distraught, believing she will lose his love (which is the center of her life), and his father Georges is distressed because it is Georges' mistress, Madeleine, whom his son loves. Yvonne and Georges financially and emotionally depend on Michel's maiden aunt, Léo, who was once engaged to Georges but gave him up to her sister. Léo resolves to help them separate Michel and Madeleine, choreographs an elaborate meeting at Madeleine's flat where Georges concocts a lie that Madeleine feels she must embrace, and the lovers part. Aunt Léo then has a change of heart and tries to put everything right. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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What the French New Wave filmmakers were rebelling against
29 August 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The film's plot seems ready to turn it into a farce, but the humor is weak and the pace is leisurely. Well acted and decorated, but not about people I'm interested in.

For hard core Jean Cocteau or French film fans only.


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