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The Diary of an Innocent Boy (1968)

Benjamin ou Les mémoires d'un puceau (original title)
X | | Comedy | 23 March 1968 (USA)
Young innocent aristocrat Benjamin comes to live with his Countess aunt. Her lover teaches him the techniques of seduction and sends him to test them, first on the maids, then on the upper class Anne and finally on the countess herself.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Comtesse Gabrielle de Valandry
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Pierre Clémenti ...
Benjamin
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Anne de Clécy
Francine Bergé ...
Marion
Anna Gaël ...
Célestine
Catherine Rouvel ...
Victorine
Tania Torrens ...
Mme De Chartres
Odile Versois ...
La conseillère / Married woman
Simone Bach ...
Mme La Tour
Angelo Bardi ...
Basile
Sacha Briquet ...
Celestin
André Cellier ...
Le conseiller
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Jacotte
Madeleine Damien ...
La vieille dame
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Young innocent aristocrat Benjamin comes to live with his Countess aunt. Her lover teaches him the techniques of seduction and sends him to test them, first on the maids, then on the upper class Anne and finally on the countess herself.

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Hilarious sensual entertainment with Catherine Deneuve See more »

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23 March 1968 (USA)  »

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The Diary of an Innocent Boy  »

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1.66 : 1
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Sympony No. 88, Finale. Allegro con spirito
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Music by Joseph Haydn (as Haydn)
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Hilarious, but not because of the movie
5 May 2016 | by (France) – See all my reviews

The script is of very low quality. The acting is provincial. The costumes are of a lower quality than for a television drama. Fact checking is non existent. It might as well been set on the fictional world of Dune. But I don't feel like any of the famous French script writers has the skill and quality of somebody like Frank Herbert. So this last comparison is quite unfair when the best of the best in the French movie industry means a shallow love story weeded by biographical bits from the life of the writer. The dialogue is weak and stereotype.

Than what makes this piece of junk hilarious? The nerve of French intellectuals of laughing at Star Wars or XMen which still have more artistic value.


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