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The Possessors (1958)

Les grandes familles (original title)
Noël Schoudler is the head of a wealthy and powerful family in France. He manages his financial and commercial concerns with an iron grip, leaving little room for his son François to prove himself.

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Noël Schoudler is the head of a wealthy and powerful family in France. He manages his financial and commercial concerns with an iron grip, leaving little room for his son François to prove himself.

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A study in mores sometimes severe, always caustic - tracing the relations of protagonist to another, the way they live, the way they calculate, in this trenchant, psychological drama of the fall of an imperious, ruthless heart of a dynasty...

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The money first, the family in second
8 July 2001 | by (Soucht, France) – See all my reviews

A good overview of what is an influent french family in the fifties. Money and power are ruling everything by these kind of people. The cast is excellent with a great tandem Gabin-Blier. There are also some personal troubles with other members of the family.


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