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The Seven Deadly Sins (1962)
"Les sept péchés capitaux" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  7 March 1962 (France)
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Seven directors each dramatize one of the seven deadly sins in a short film. In "Anger," a domestic argument over a fly in the Sunday soup escalates into nuclear war. In "Sloth," a movie ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danièle Barraud ...
Suzon, prostitute
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Raymond (segment "Avarice, L'")
Jacques Charrier ...
Antoine (segment "Avarice, L'")
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Armand (segment "Avarice, L'")
Sacha Briquet ...
Harry (segment "Avarice, L'")
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Arthur (segment "Avarice, L'")
Dany Saval ...
Rosette (segment "Envie, L'")
Claude Brasseur ...
Riri (segment "Envie, L'")
Geneviève Casile ...
Rita Gerly (segment "Envie, L'")
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Duchemin (segment "Envie. L'")
Jacques Monod ...
M. Jasmin (segment "Envie, L'")
Georges Wilson ...
Valentin (segment "Gourmandise, La")
Marcelle Arnold ...
L'épouse de Valentin (segment "Gourmandise, La")
Paul Préboist ...
Alphonse - le facteur (segment "Gourmandise, La")
Magdeleine Bérubet ...
La belle-mère (segment "Gourmandise, La")
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Seven directors each dramatize one of the seven deadly sins in a short film. In "Anger," a domestic argument over a fly in the Sunday soup escalates into nuclear war. In "Sloth," a movie star would rather pay someone to tie his shoe than bend over to do it himself, and he can't be bothered to accept a starlet's sexual favors. In "Gluttony," a peasant family on its way to the funeral of a relative who died from indigestion stops regularly to eat and drink en route, arriving in time to eat some more. In "Greed," a high-class prostitute refunds the price of a cadet's lottery ticket. In "Pride," an unfaithful wife finds reason to reform. And so on through lust and envy. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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8 September 2000 | by (Conway, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

I saw this after Godard's "Breathless" & Truffaut's "400 Blows" and I found this the nicest of the three. I was immediately caught up in the surreal "Anger" and never felt let down by any of the "sins" that followed. The narratives are fine, the acting humane, and the directing lovely.


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