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The Seven Deadly Sins (1962)

Les sept péchés capitaux (original title)
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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Danièle Barraud ...
Suzon, prostitute
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Raymond (segment "Avarice, L'")
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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'")
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Rosette (segment "Envie, L'")
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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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Seven deadly sins.
25 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a pretty mediocre film made up of sketches.Julien Duvivier did a lot better with "le diable et les dix commandements" ,and he did all the segments single-handedly .

Only Godard snubs can enjoy the sloth sketch which is a saddening bore,with Eddie Constantine,an actor who made duds by the dozen.The anger sketch recalls the silent movies era,that is to say it's modern! Philippe De Broca's part is vulgarity itself,which is amazing,coming from a director known for his elegance.There's nothing to expect from Roger Vadim ,whose movies have not worn well,it's the least we can say.

Edouard MOlinaro will be dismissed by the "connoisseurs" ,just because he's not part of the new wave;however his sketch is not that much bad.But the two best segments are Chabrol's and DEmy's .

Demy's "lust" ,abetted by two peerless thespians,Laurent Terzieff and Jean-Louis Trintignant ,blends present and past when the latter,still a young kid,didn't know what "lust" meant.This is the most daring sketch,even featuring furtive nudities.

Chabrol's segment ends up the movie on an unpretentious welcome note .The "polytechniciens" putting their problem -how can we sleep with the de luxe prostitute?- in equation is one of the funniest moment of the whole movie.

Two sketches and a half:you make it on the percentages but lose out on the bonuses.So why don't you try Duvivier's "le diable et les dix commandements" instead?No ,Duvivier is no part of the new wave.It's not a crime,is it?


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