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16 September 1971 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Brigitte Bardot ... Felicia

Jean-Pierre Cassel ... 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
Evelyne Datiche
Karine Lafabrie
Jean-Claude Ballard
Joël Mouton
Christiane Dancourt
Audrey Gill
Patricia Fiszel
Xavier Gélin ... Reginald
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Nina Companeez ... Dame en blanche (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michel Deville 
 
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Nina Companeez 
Michel Deville 

Produced by
Mag Bodard .... producer
 
Original Music by
Eddie Vartan 
 
Cinematography by
Claude Lecomte 
 
Film Editing by
Nina Companeez 
 
Production Design by
Claude Pignot 
 
Costume Design by
Gitt Magrini 
 
Production Management
Philippe Dussart .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean Lefèvre .... assistant director
Alain Tourriol .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
André Hervée .... sound
 
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Annie Maurel .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"L'ours et la poupée" - France (original title)
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85 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
stylish and ladylike, 11 August 2004
Author: Wout Visser (wrvisser-leusden-nl) from Leusden, Holland

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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