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12 November 1962 (Sweden) See more »
Pierre is a shy man whose sole focus in life is studying astrology in solitude, which is often difficult... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
France Arnel ... Stella, the Olympia star (as France Arnell)

Pierre Étaix ... Pierre, the Suitor
Laurence Lignières ... Laurence, Pierre's Neighbour (as Laurence Lignères)
Claude Massot ... Pierre's Father
Denise Péronne ... Pierre's Mother (as Denise Perrone)
Karin Vesely ... Ilka, the Swedish Au-pair
Robert Blome
Pierre Maguelon ... Olympia's Stage Manager (as Petit Bobo)
Dominique Clément
Dora Diana
Bernard Dumaine
Armelle Engel
Édouard Francomme (as Francomme)
Jeannette François
Lucien Frégis ... Painter in Park Scene
Brigitte Juslin (as Birgitta Juslin)
Patrice Laffont ... Stella's Son
Kim Lokay ... Stella's Bodyguard
Georges Loriot (as Loriot)
Jean-Pierre Moutier
Sally Pearce
Guy Piérauld (as Guy Pierraut)
Gilles Rosset
Robert Sabatier
Roger Trapp
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Abigaël ... Old Lady in Lift Scene (uncredited)
Béatrice Arnac ... Stella in TV Scene (archive footage) (uncredited)
Charles Bayard ... Old Man in Lift Scene (uncredited)
Pierre Vernet ... Man with Girl in Park Scene (uncredited)

Directed by
Pierre Étaix 
Writing credits
Pierre Étaix  &
Jean-Claude Carrière 

Produced by
Paul Claudon .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jean Paillaud 
Cinematography by
Pierre Levent 
Film Editing by
Pierre Gillette 
Production Design by
Raymond Tournon 
Makeup Department
Anatole Paris .... makeup artist
Production Management
Tonio Suné .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
André Bureau .... assistant director
Claude Pierre-Bloch .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jean-Claude Carrière .... artistic advisor
Sound Department
Jean Bertrand .... sound engineer
Jean Nény .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Benezech .... camera operator
Emmanuel Machuel .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvonne Suné .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Monique André .... assistant editor
Location Management
Georges Fontenelle .... location manager
Music Department
Michel Colombier .... music arranger
Other crew
Gaby Blondé .... production assistant
Hélène Desse .... production secretary
Henry Dutrannoy .... production accountant (as Henri Dutrannoy)
Daniel Martin .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le soupirant" - France (original title)
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83 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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A Great Homage to Silent Comedies, 30 September 2009
Author: snarka from Argentina

I was lucky enough to see twice this excellent film -and YOYO- in Buenos Aires, 20 years ago. Two main influences can be traced down in this film, which is like a great homage to silent comedies: first, of course, as Etaix himself put it, that of Buster Keaton (SEVEN CHANCES, SPITE MARRIAGE, CAMERAMAN), but also, it must be said, that of Harry Langdon (TRAMP, TRAMP, TRAMP & LONG PANTS). Just see and compare, for instance: the scene when the hero carries upstairs in his arms, step by step, the fainted woman (LONG PANTS); his difficulties to manage her body and to put her to bed (SPITE MARRIAGE); the hero driven mad by amour fou, covering the walls of his room with the photos of her girl (TRAMP, TRAMP, TRAMP), following her (CAMERAMAN), etc.

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