MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 27,494 this week

The Boat on the Grass (1971)
"Le bateau sur l'herbe" (original title)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 234 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Trotz ihrer sozialen Differenzen sind der arme David und der reiche Olivier die besten Freunde. David hat in Oliviers Pariser Appartement die junge Eleanore untergebracht. Als Olivier sie ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 79 titles
created 02 Mar 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 05 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1963 titles
created 16 Apr 2013
 
a list of 9991 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Boat on the Grass (1971)

The Boat on the Grass (1971) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Boat on the Grass.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cul-De-Sac (1966)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander
What? (1972)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young American woman (Sydne Rome) traveling through Italy finds herself in a strange Mediterranean villa where nothing seems right. Her visit becomes an absurd, decadent, oversexed ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Sydne Rome, Hugh Griffith
Pornography (2003)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Witold narrates a story. In Warsaw, in 1943, he meets the cultivated Fryderyk at a salon and they become friends. He takes Fryderyk with him to the country estate of Hipolit, Maria, and ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Jakub Kolski
Stars: Krzysztof Majchrzak, Adam Ferency, Krzysztof Globisz
Day for Night (1973)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut
Repulsion (1965)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Left alone when her sister goes on vacation, a young beauty finds herself besieged on all sides by the demons of her past.

Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

During Gorbatchov's perestroika, Archer Sloan, a Chicago student, visits Moscow while the Soviet Union is changing from Communist to Wild West capitalist society. Purely by bad luck, he ... See full summary »

Director: Deran Sarafian
Stars: Frank Whaley, Natalya Negoda, Roman Polanski
Dead Tired (1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

What is going on here?!? French director, Michel Blanc (as Himself), just doesn't understand why his life is suddenly falling apart. This nightmarish comedy-thriller is all about identity. ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Blanc
Stars: Michel Blanc, Carole Bouquet, Philippe Noiret
Macbeth (1971)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.

Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw
La balance (1982)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Nicole is a Parisian streetwalker and Dede is her racketeer boyfriend, on the outs with his mob bosses because of a dispute over Nicole. When a police informant ("balance") is murdered, the... See full summary »

Director: Bob Swaim
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Philippe Léotard, Richard Berry
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Kika Markham, Stacey Tendeter
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Tony Richardson
Stars: Claude Jade, Rudolf Nureyev, Paul Scofield
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Four swindle stories, taking place successively in Tokyo - Japan (Les cinq bienfaiteurs de Fumiko), Amsterdam - The Netherlands (La riviere de diamants), Italie (La feuille de route), and Paris - France (L'homme qui vendit la tour Eiffel).

Directors: Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Mie Hama, Jan Teulings, Gabriella Giorgelli
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Claude Jade ...
Eleonore
...
David
...
Oliver
...
Christine
Paul Préboist ...
Leon
Micha Bayard ...
Germaine
Pierre Asso ...
Alexis
Jean de Coninck ...
Jean-Claude
Bernard Salvage ...
Le parasite
Carla Marlier ...
La parasite
Louis Jojot
Edit

Storyline

Trotz ihrer sozialen Differenzen sind der arme David und der reiche Olivier die besten Freunde. David hat in Oliviers Pariser Appartement die junge Eleanore untergebracht. Als Olivier sie dort trifft, nimmt er sie mit aufs Land, wo die drei ein Boot auf der Wiese bauen. Eleanore entzweit die Freunde. Written by Sol

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 April 1971 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Boat on the Grass  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Toujours La Voyage
6 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Essentially known as Polanski's screenwriter (the famous director collaborated for the screenplay here),Gerard Brach made two movies in the early seventies:"La Maison" (feat Michel Simon) and " Le Bateau Sur l'Herbe ".Well acted by Jean-Pierre Cassel,Truffaut's protégée Claude Jade and British John McEnnery (not dubbed) who manages quite well in French -even if he bestows Hamlet's monologue on us- and stays very natural when he's looking for a word or wondering whether " broken mirrors bring bad luck over here too" .

Two boys are building a ship which is supposed to take them to Easter Island ;one of them has a girlfriend .

At first ,it might look like a mundane love triangle ;but further acquaintance shows that there's more to the picture than meets the eye.

The boys come from very different classes :David is a prole whereas oliver lives in a desirable mansion ,with a chic mother (Valentina Cortese is unbearable ,the only major flaw of this effort);when David asks him to declare him ,for he is his employee,terse answer:"it's for poor people ";David is ill-at-ease during the party with Oliver's mother's friends .

Brach creates a strange atmosphere with his ship on the lawn ,and its almost disturbing figurehead ,particularly when he films it at night.And something bizarre is in the air:don't we learn that Oliver's father committed suicide because of his mother?There are many details which foreshadow the final tragedy .

Like this?try these.....

"Noz W Wodzie" /"Knife in the water "(Roman Polanski, 1962): had the boys had their vow, their story could have continued a bit like its co-screenwriter's first feature-length film .

"Plein Soleil" (René Clément,1959)


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Boat on the Grass (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?