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A Monkey in Winter (1962)
"Un singe en hiver" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  31 January 1963 (USA)
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Albert is an inn owner who vowed never to drink again if he and his wife survived the war. They did, and the reformed alcoholic keeps his vow. But times have changed and soon after the war,... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Quentin
Gabriel Fouquet
Suzanne Flon ...
Suzanne Quentin
Gabrielle Dorziat ...
Hella Petri ...
Marcelle Arnold ...
L'infirmière de la pension / Nurse
Charles Bouillaud ...
Le chauffeur de taxi
Anne-Marie Coffinet ...
André Dalibert ...
Maurice, le brigadier
Hélène Dieudonné ...
Geneviève Fontanel ...
Marie-Jo (as Geneviève Fontanel de la Comédie Française)
Gabriel Gobin ...
Un habitué du café
Sylviane Margollé ...
Lucien Raimbourg ...
Hans Verner ...
Le touriste allemand


Albert is an inn owner who vowed never to drink again if he and his wife survived the war. They did, and the reformed alcoholic keeps his vow. But times have changed and soon after the war, Albert comes in contact with Gabriel, a young man prone to heavy bouts with the bottle. Gabriel is conflicted over visiting his young daughter in a nearby school and in a moment of nostalgia, Albert takes off with him on one major binge -- and havoc results. Written by EuropaCorp

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The Story of Two Very Uncommon Men...With One Purpose in Common! See more »


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31 January 1963 (USA)  »

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15th grossing movie of the year in France. See more »

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A very very fine movie
19 August 1999 | by (Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada) – See all my reviews

I have read a recent interview with Belmondo, saying that the veteran Jean Gabin hate all that new wave french cinema when he was asked to do this movie with young Belmondo, who was, at that time, an actor who was working with the New Wave directors (Godard, Chabrol, Truffaut). But a solid friendship was born when the two men work together on that movie. In fact, the respect and this friendship seems to be very easy to see when we look at this charming movie. It's full of a sense of poetry. It's a movie about friendship, dreams, nostalgia, sadness between two men from different generations. It's also a movie about alcool, in a sense that the beatniks of that era refers to. It's also very well written. Gabin and Belmondo gives a very warm performance. You must see this wonderful movie.

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