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Writer:
Claude Chabrol (writer)
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Release Date:
January 1959 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Francois comes back to his home village in France after more than a decade. He notices that the village hasn't changed much... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins See more »
NewsDesk:
(29 articles)
Lift To The Scaffold is a glittering jewel of 50s French film-making
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 2 February 2014, 11:50 PM, PST)

Leeds festival to open with Gravity
 (From ScreenDaily. 8 October 2013, 3:48 AM, PDT)

R.I.P. French actress Bernadette Lafont
 (From The AV Club. 1 August 2013, 10:40 AM, PDT)

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The Impressive Debut of Claude Chabrol See more (14 total) »

Cast

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Gérard Blain ... Serge

Jean-Claude Brialy ... 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 ... The baker

Claude Chabrol ... La Truffe
Philippe de Broca ... Jacques Rivette de la Chasuble
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christine Dourdet ... (uncredited)
Géo Legros ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Chabrol 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Chabrol  writer

Produced by
Claude Chabrol .... producer
Roland Nonin .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Émile Delpierre 
 
Cinematography by
Henri Decaë 
 
Film Editing by
Jacques Gaillard 
 
Makeup Department
Lucette Deuss .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jean Cotet .... production manager
Jean Lavie .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles L. Bitsch .... assistant director
Philippe de Broca .... assistant director
Claude de Givray .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jean Labussière .... boom operator
Jean-Claude Marchetti .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
André Bouladoux .... key grip
André Dino .... still photographer
Pierre Ginet .... assistant camera
Alain Levent .... assistant camera
Jean Rabier .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Gisèle Chézeau .... assistant editor
Janine Oudoul .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Bob Amon .... exporter
André Bouladoux .... machinery
René Limat .... effects
Roland Nonin .... accountant
Jacqueline Parey .... script girl
Jean-Paul Sassy .... technical consultant
Ben Smith .... english subtitles (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le beau Serge" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
98 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Finnish censorship certificate register # 54816 delivered on 23-8-1960.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Son of Gascogne (1995)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The Impressive Debut of Claude Chabrol, 29 July 2012
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In France, François Baillou (Jean-Claude Brialy) returns to his village to spend the winter as part of his treatment of tuberculosis. On the arrival, François sees his former best friend Serge (Gérard Blain) and greets him, but Serge is drunk and does not recognize him.

François learns that Serge is a frustrated man since he had not gone to the Architecture University and has stayed in the village working as truck driver since he had to marry his pregnant girlfriend Yvonne (Michèle Méritz). When the baby was born, he was mongoloid and died. Now Serge is the drunkard of the village.

François meets the seventeen year-old Marie (Bernadette Lafont), who is the slut of the village, and he feels attracted by the teenager. Meanwhile he tries to help his friend.

"Le Beau Serge" is the debut of the great French director Claude Chabrol that shows his talent to tell a simple and realistic drama. The performances are top-notch and the open conclusion is a trademark of Chabrol. It is weird to see a man treating tuberculosis smoking so many cigarettes along the story. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Nas Garras do Vício" ("In the Claw of the Addiction")

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