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Risky Business (1967)

Les risques du métier (original title)
Jean Doucet is a popular schoolmaster teaching in a small town in Normandy. At least he was... Until the day one of his pupils, Catherine Roussel, a garage owner's daughter, accuses him of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Brel ...
Jean Doucet
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Suzanne Doucet
René Dary ...
Le maire / The Mayor
Nadine Alari ...
Mme Arnaud
Christine Fabréga ...
M. Roussel
Jacques Harden ...
R. Arnaud
Gabriel Gobin ...
Le juge d'instruction
Muriel Baptiste ...
Martine
Christine Simon ...
Brigitte
Chantal Martin ...
Josette
Nathalie Nell ...
Helene
Delphine Desyeux ...
Catherine
Claudine Berg ...
Mme Cault
Michel Buades ...
Miguel
Michel Charrel ...
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Jean Doucet is a popular schoolmaster teaching in a small town in Normandy. At least he was... Until the day one of his pupils, Catherine Roussel, a garage owner's daughter, accuses him of trying to rape her. But although Doucet (happily married to schoolmistress Suzanne) has always had a conduct above reproach, the Roussels decide to file a complaint against him... Written by Guy Bellinger

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21 December 1967 (France)  »

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A hivatás kockázata  »

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2 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Abuse was not a subject people used to talk about in the late sixties.How many children suffered and refused to speak?André Cayatte ,the former lawyer ,was the first in France to tackle this taboo subject.Often dismissed as unhip and academic by the likes of the nouvelle vague,Cayatte was nevertheless the first to broach euthanasia long before "whose life is it anyway?" ("justice est faite" )or death penalty before "I want to live" ("Nous sommes tous des assassins) .

A schoolteacher is accused of rape by one ,then two ,three of his pupils."The risks of the job"!(check the title).Overnight,it completely breaks his life.For his wife,it's also a nightmare.It was singer Jacques Brel's first (and best) part and he had good support from Emmanuelle Riva -the scene when she depicts the torture of the wheel to her stunned pupils may be the best of the whole movie.

Actually,this movie,although very conventional in its form ,was ahead of its time:take a good look at what happens everyday .Pedophilia was not born yesterday and now every month brings a new affair,concerning the humble like this teacher and also the high and the mighty,guilty or not..


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