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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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A real treat for Francophiles
28 March 2012 | by (bangkok) – See all my reviews

Entertaining film-á-sketch by different directors illustrating the seven more-fun-than-deadly sins in modern contexts. In turns glib, ironic, farcical, wry, witty, stylish, sexy and sophisticated, they're all watchable. In fact, even the least of them - it's difficult to say which that is - is downright impressive and full of good things - interesting simply for being French. Some are straightforward tales, others run like mini-features leaving you wanting more.

Sylvain Dhomme and Eugene Ionesco start off with a surreal account of Anger in which a fly in the soup leads to the end of the world. Edouard Molinaro delivers a chic, languid story of a maid and a movie star in Envy that may be the finest of all. Philippe de Broca's tale of Gluttony is a gently Tatiesque farcical interlude. Popular winner though, and most amusing on the whole, has to be Godard's piece on Sloth - filmed with the same panache as Breathless, it has Eddie Constantine wearily playing himself getting picked up by a chick and taken home; she's soon walking around in the buff but he's too lazy (or depressed, or cool) to get undressed. Lust, by Jacques Demy (doing Truffaut/Doinel) has Jean-Louis Trintignant and friend imagining scenes from Bosch in a café. Lots of nudity here. Roger Vadim does a classy piece on two-way adultery in Pride, dripping with sophisticated images. In Chabrol's lengthier effort to finish off (Avarice), a prostitute oversells herself to a bunch of soldiers and so becomes the prize in their lottery - a good mix of style, smut and comedy.

Quality ideas and film-making, most of it beautifully shot. Not greatness, just all-round artistry.


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