5.6/10
62
1 user

Under the Sign of the Bull (1969)

Sous le signe du taureau (original title)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jean, a french businessman's life is forever changed when he overhears a brutal attack. Upon further investigation, he is introduced to the beautiful Nicole, a naive woman at the mercy of ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Carroll Baker, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Erika Blanc
Pasha (1968)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Jean Gabin, Dany Carrel, Jean Gaven
Spare Parts (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Embittered widower, Ludvik, spends his nights transporting illegal refugees in his van from Croatia, across Slovenia, and into Italy. The young and inexperienced Rudi acts as his helpmate. ... See full summary »

Director: Damjan Kozole
Stars: Peter Musevski, Aljosa Kovacic, Primoz Petkovsek
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An experimental retelling of the story of Adam and Eve which then progresses into an allegorical depiction of loss of innocence.

Director: Vera Chytilová
Stars: Jitka Novákova, Karel Novak, Jan Schmid
The Tattoo (1968)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An art dealer wants to buy a Modigliani, which is tattooed on the back of an old soldier.

Director: Denys de La Patellière
Stars: Jean Gabin, Louis de Funès, Paul Mercey
So Much Water (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Alberto, a divorced father, takes his two children for a vacation at a thermal resort in Salto. Things don't turn out as planned as the non-stop rain forces them to stay indoors, away from ... See full summary »

Directors: Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge
Stars: Néstor Guzzini, Malú Chouza, Joaquín Castiglioni
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Gilles Grangier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Nadja Tiller
Weak Spot (1975)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Peter Fleischmann
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Ugo Tognazzi, Mario Adorf
Fiona (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Heavily fictionalised 'autobiography' of 70s sex superstar Fiona Richmond.

Director: James Kenelm Clarke
Stars: Fiona Richmond, Anthony Steel, David Cole
Mandara (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two student couples stumble upon a cult dedicated to promoting the primordial human state through rape and agriculture.

Director: Akio Jissôji
Stars: Shin Kishida, Kôji Shimizu, Hiroko Sakurai
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Masanori Tominaga
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Minami, Eiko Koike
Poem (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

As a faithful young houseboy fully devotes himself to his spiritual duty, his teacher plans turning over his grandfather's mountain property to realtors for profit.

Director: Akio Jissôji
Stars: Shin Kishida, Hiroko Sakurai, Saburô Shinoda
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Albert Raynal - un constructeur de fusées
...
Christine Raynal - sa femme
Colette Deréal ...
Rolande - une restauratrice
Raymond Gérôme ...
Jérôme Laprade - le beau-frère d'Albert
...
Le juge
Jacques Monod ...
L'industriel Marchal
Alfred Adam ...
Vacher - le ferrailleur
Michel Auclair ...
Le banquier Magnin
Marthe Alycia ...
Mme Laprade Mère (as Marthe Alycia de la Comédie Française)
Louis Arbessier ...
Aupagneur
Etienne Bierry ...
Lambert - un technicien
Jean-Paul Moulinot ...
Pierre - le valet d'Augagneur
Max Amyl ...
Le commissaire de Rouen
Yves Arcanel ...
Le chef-mécanicien de Raynal
André Badin ...
Un cuisinier
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 March 1969 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Para o Melhor e Para o Pior  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Anecdotal story, stock Gabin with some heavy Audiard lines
30 November 2012 | by (Paris, Fr) – See all my reviews

As with La Horse, shot around the same time, you have to wonder if they had enough of a story when they end up with a mere 75-minute runtime. And the opening credits are slow, and boring! Jean Gabin plays the tired stubborn patriarch part he indulged in for most of the last 20 years of his career. It may be OK when there is something of a story, or when emotions, or laughs, are carried by the rest of the cast too. Here Gabin is in freewheeling mode more than ever. He is in turn tired, angry, passive-aggressive, sarcastic and even sometimes hypocritically gentle. The succession of moods gives us a mostly uninteresting character that the script would want us to accept as a maverick, a passionate fatalistic lone-ranger in a world of cynical and material hypocrites.

Sure Gabin has to cope with very little help from the script and director. Audiard's dialogue cannot make up for the lack of overall production quality. A lighter atmosphere might have resounded greatly with a couple of rants and one-liners, but here they ring wrong because they are the words of a bitter man you never come to root for.

There is a complete battalion of fine actors around Gabin though. They really lift up the whole thing around the old man's tired part; so much that in the end you really wonder how much real work it took the production guys to land so little drama.


2 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Under the Sign of the Bull (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?