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The Bear and the Doll (1970)
"L'ours et la poupée" (original title)

GP  -  Comedy  -  16 September 1971 (USA)
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Cellist Gaspard is living in a big house in the country with his son and three nieces. He likes being quiet. One day, his modest car bumps into a Rolls-Royce, driven by Felicia, a young, ... See full summary »

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Felicia
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Gaspard
Daniel Ceccaldi ...
Ivan
Georges Claisse ...
Stephane
Patrick Gilles ...
Titus
Julien Verdier ...
Tabard
Claude Beauthéac ...
Millot
Jean Lescot ...
Bernard
Olivier Stroh ...
Arthur
Patricia Darmon ...
Mariette
Sabine Haudepin ...
Julie
Valérie Stroh ...
Charlotte
Claude Jetter ...
Hippie girl
Johanna Maniez
Hélène Arié
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Cellist Gaspard is living in a big house in the country with his son and three nieces. He likes being quiet. One day, his modest car bumps into a Rolls-Royce, driven by Felicia, a young, beautiful, wealthy and temperamental woman. And she knows it. She is very angry at him because he seems not to be under her charm. She decides to seduce him, but Gaspard did not feel like letting his life being invaded by such a woman. Written by Yepok

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stylish and ladylike
11 August 2004 | by (Leusden, Holland) – See all my reviews

An unusual BB-movie, because it's centered around a battle for domination between the male and the female. Here we see two different worlds meet: a fast-living Parisian vamp, and a qualified cello-player with a weak spot for the lovely French countryside. She represents everything he detests, and his lifestyle does not appeal to her at all.

It's really ingenious to see how Bardot's declining beauty (she was 35 at the time) is exploited for this credible theme. A theme far from Brigitte's usual trademarks love, slight immorality and sex.

The opposite attitudes between 'l'Ours' (= the bear) and 'La poupée' (= the doll) are the more accentuated by the tasteful application of this movie's fine music.

All in all 'l'Ours et la poupée' is a very stylish, ladylike and tasteful movie. Its ending is unavoidable, however: we see the bear and the doll kiss each other. It surely couldn't have been otherwise in a Brigitte Bardot-movie.




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