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Le vieil homme et l'enfant
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Claude Berri (scenario and dialogue)
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Release Date:
19 February 1968 (USA) See more »
Claude is a Jew. Because of the risks of an arrest (France is occupied by the Nazis), his parents send him away to an elderly couple in the country... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michel Simon ... Pépé
Roger Carel ... Victor
Paul Préboist ... Maxime
Luce Fabiole ... Mémé
Aline Bertrand ... Raymonde
Sylvine Delannoy ... Suzanne
Zorica Lozic ... Madame Langmann
Jacqueline Rouillard ... L'institutrice
Marco Perrin ... Le curé
Denise Péron (as Denise Peron)
Elisabeth Rey ... La petite Dinou (as La petite Elisabeth Rey)
Didier Perret ... Le petit frère de Dinou (as Le petit Didier Perret)
Kinou ... Le chien (as Le chien Kinou)

Alain Cohen ... Claude Langmann

Charles Denner ... Monsieur Langmann
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yves Boussus ... L'homme dans le magasin de jouets (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Berri 
Writing credits
Claude Berri (scenario and dialogue)

Gérard Brach (adaptation) and
Claude Berri (adaptation)

Michel Rivelin (collaboration)

Produced by
Paul Cadéac .... executive producer
André Hunebelle .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
Cinematography by
Jean Penzer 
Film Editing by
Denise Charvein 
Sophie Coussein 
Production Design by
Georges Lévy  (as Georges Levy)
Maurice Petri 
Set Decoration by
Louis Seuret 
Albert Volper 
Costume Design by
Jacques Cottin 
Production Management
Jean Darvey .... production manager
Noel Mouton .... unit manager (as Noële Mouton)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claude Confortès .... assistant director
Philippe Garrel .... assistant director
Pierre Grunstein .... assistant director
Jérôme Kanapa .... assistant director
Art Department
Yves Decaix .... props
Saul Bass .... poster designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jacques Bissières .... sound assistant
Julien Coutelier .... sound (as Julien Coutellier)
Jean Labussière .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Chiabaut .... camera operator
Jacques Gimel .... still photographer
Pierre Li .... assistant camera
Arlette Massay .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Marguerite Gregorz .... assistant editor
Arlette Langmann .... assistant editor
Other crew
Henri Charrier .... administrator
Colette Robin .... script supervisor
Madeleine Santucci .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le vieil homme et l'enfant" - France (original title)
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90 min | USA:86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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French censorship visa #32.286See more »
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25 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful Story, 3 March 2006
Author: mllelarisa from Houston, TX

I caught this at the local art museum, what a treasure it is! I became interested because the director is Claude Berri, and his "Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources" story is one of my favourites of all time. Although this movie is in black and white, it's a superior quality and beautiful to watch. The story, of a little Jewish boy hiding out in the country with an anti-semitic old man in occupied France, could easily have gone down the path of sadness and tears, but instead it is a joyous movie full of laughter and love. I must say Michel Simon is a delightful actor, and makes even a narrow-minded, ignorant, brainwashed old man like Pépé a kind, fun grandpa that any child would love to have. I believe this movie is based on Claude Berri's actual experience, but I did have to wonder at the end if Pépé was ever told the truth about the child's heritage and if so, did it matter? Anyway, this is a fantastic heartwarming movie that you shouldn't miss if you ever get the chance to see it.

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