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Picnic on the Grass (1959)
"Le déjeuner sur l'herbe" (original title)

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Etienne Alexis, a candidate for president of the new Europe, is a scientist promoting artificial insemination for social betterment and therapy to eliminate passion. His wealthy household (... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Meurisse ...
Etienne Alexis
Charles Blavette ...
Gaspard (as Blavette)
André Brunot ...
Le Curé
Régine Blaess ...
Claire (as Régine Blaes)
Marguerite Cassan ...
Mme Poignant
Robert Chandeau ...
Laurent
Jacques Danoville ...
Mr. Poignant
Hélène Duc ...
Isabelle
Paulette Dubost ...
Forestier
Ghislaine Dumont ...
Magda
Jacqueline Fontel ...
Michelet
Micheline Gary ...
Madeleine
Jean-Pierre Granval ...
Ritou
Michel Herbault ...
Moutet
Raymond Jourdan ...
Eustache
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Etienne Alexis, a candidate for president of the new Europe, is a scientist promoting artificial insemination for social betterment and therapy to eliminate passion. His wealthy household (his family owns chemical corporations that will profit from his ideas) is stiff, intellectual, and sterile. To celebrate his engagement to a German cousin, he hosts an aseptic picnic, where mother nature asserts herself. A shepherd's flute conjures a windstorm that throws Alexis together with the luscious Nénette, a farm lass who wants to have a baby but is unimpressed with men. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Here is a Film That Breaks Every Rule and Divides the Audiences Into Joyful Accomplises and Embarassed Prigs...

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11 November 1959 (France)  »

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Lunch on the Grass  »

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1.66 : 1
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Love can be found
14 January 2003 | by (Durham, NC) – See all my reviews

Seeing this film enhanced my appreciation of life. It reminded me of Cyrano De Bergerac. A theme I enjoyed: love between rich and poor can indeed exist. And also, I also liked how beautifully love was depicted.

One's appreciation for human relations is bettered.


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