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Le Beau Serge (1958)
"Le beau Serge" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  January 1959 (USA)
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Francois comes back to his home village in France after more than a decade. He notices that the village hasn't changed much, but the people have, especially his old friend Serge who has ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gérard Blain ...
Serge
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François Baillou
Michèle Méritz ...
Yvonne
Bernadette Lafont ...
Marie
Claude Cerval ...
The priest
Jeanne Pérez ...
Madame Chaunier
Edmond Beauchamp ...
Glomaud
André Dino ...
Michel, the doctor
Michel Creuze ...
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La Truffe
Philippe de Broca ...
Jacques Rivette de la Chasuble
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Francois comes back to his home village in France after more than a decade. He notices that the village hasn't changed much, but the people have, especially his old friend Serge who has become a drunkard. Francois now tries to find out what happened to him and tries to help him. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Generally considered to be the first film in the French Nouvelle Vague movement. See more »

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Featured in Cinéma! Cinéma! The French New Wave (1992) See more »

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period piece..
1 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent film, does anyone else see similarities to Cat on a hot tin roof, and a number of southern Gothic references.....I read more than I probably should, sham loveless marriage , first child conceived by perve father, Francois and Serge maybe shared more than society would allow, Village priest, hmmm.Beautifully shot and so poetic, Chabrol's most sincere and honest.. just saying....Strong characters that have a grand noble purpose. Not at all apologetic and a testament to faith and hope in a futile, provincial and incestuous post war Europe. You feel their hunger and desperation. So revealing a film, yet it left so much unanswered. Post war French cinema is timeless and classic.


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