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5 May 1972 (France) See more »
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Jean Yanne ... Christian Gerber

Bernard Blier ... Louis-Marcel Thulle

Michel Serrault ... Marcel Jolin

Marina Vlady ... Millie Thulle

Jacques François ... Plantier
Jacqueline Danno ... Maïté Plantier
Ginette Garcin ... La script chanteuse
Paul Préboist ... Le curé de campagne / Old priest
Daniel Prévost ... Sylvestre Ringeard
Chouki Schaeffer
Édith Ploquin
Karyn Balm (as Karyn Balme)
Agnès Petit
Annie Kerani
Marie-Martine Bisson
Yannick Delplanche
Marie-Josée Klein
Nicole Norden
Chantal Nobel
Jean-Roger Caussimon ... Le père Derugleux
Teddy Vrignault ... Un rédacteur
Jean Martinelli ... Le premier président
André Gaillard ... Thomas, un rédacteur
Maurice Vamby ... Un rédacteur
Gérard Sire ... L'ami de Gerber à l'ORTF
Jean-Claude Massoulier
Lawrence Riesner ... Le publicitaire
Henry Courseaux ... Un rédacteur (as Henri Courseaux)
Henri Vilbert ... Aimé Gloran-Gabel, le président des démocrates
Maurice Risch ... Un rédacteur
Roger Lumont ... Jean-Christian Plonquin, le rédacteur en chef
Bernard Cohn
Jean-Pierre Barlier
Jean-Louis Maury ... Le second président
Guy Bordeaux
Sylvain Levignac ... Le troisième président (as Sylvain)
Yvan Varco ... Le curé moderne
Jean Obé ... Le médecin
Marco Perrin ... Ricardo Salinas
Jacques Faber
Henri Guégan
Alain Faivre
Jean Triboux
Rene Aranda
René Lenoty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Paul Arque
Jean-Marie Proslier ... Aurélien Mouzeran
Michel Magne ... Un membre de l'équipe de Radio-Plus (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Rassam ... Un danseur dans la boîte de nuit (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Yanne 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gérard Sire 
Jean Yanne 

Produced by
Jacques Dorfmann .... producer
Jean-Pierre Rassam .... producer
Jean Yanne .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Magne 
Cinematography by
Jean Boffety 
Film Editing by
Anne-Marie Cotret 
Production Design by
Jacques Dugied 
Costume Design by
Gylhen De Boysson  (as Ghislaine de Boysson)
Production Management
Pierre Andrieux .... unit production manager
Alain Coiffier .... production manager
Jean-José Richer .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claude Bague .... second assistant director
Alain Etève .... second assistant director
Daniel Imbert .... assistant director
Art Department
Olivier Girard .... assistant art director
Tito Topin .... draughtsman
Sound Department
Paul Lainé .... assistant sound
Michel Laurent .... assistant sound
Jean-Pierre Ruh .... sound
Animation Department
Etienne Yanzi .... animator
Editorial Department
Anne Fortin .... assistant editor
Monique Teisseire .... assistant editor
Music Department
Claude Germain .... conductor
Michel Magne .... orchestrator
Other crew
Jean Aurel .... supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tout le monde il est beau, tout le monde il est gentil" - Italy (original title)
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105 min
Color (Eastmancolor)

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
In Nomine pas triste, 4 January 2007
Author: GrandeMarguerite from France

(Sorry for the lousy play on words in French as the title of this critic, but I couldn't think of anything better. This is my little homage to the humor of the film.) This movie, with its incredible title, marked Jean Yanne's directorial debut. Jean Yanne was an acclaimed comedian at the beginning of the 70s after his brilliant performances for Claude Chabrol in the diptych "Le boucher" ("The Butcher") and "Que la bête meure" ("The beast must die"). But Jean Yanne was also a TV and a radio man, and in 1971, he began to write with his radio mate Gérard Sire what would become "Tout le monde il est beau...". Jean Yanne's first movie is therefore a (ferocious) satire of a milieu he knew intimately: commercial radio. Don't get the movie wrong : although you may be offended by the numerous and very ironical allusions to (Christian) religion, the real target is the power of media and the excesses of the consumer-society. "Radio is based on hypocrisy", said Jean Yanne. "It only has one goal beneath all the eyewash: to unload deodorant, toothpaste or washing-powder." Yanne as the central character plays a dishonest and highly cynical journalist who turns a small radio station into a sort of "Radio Vatican" with the clear goal to make money and nothing but. He gathered as the supporting cast perhaps the finest cabaret comedians and cinema actors of the time, with Bernard Blier, Ginette Garcin (who sings two hilarious songs), Jacques François, Paul Préboist, Daniel Prévost, les Frères Ennemis... It is only a pity that Yanne couldn't obviously direct himself and let the other actors steal the show! (To have an idea of how good Yanne was as an actor, please check the films he did with Chabrol, Pialat and Godard). It is true that the movie has indeed aged a bit badly (ah, those references to the student revolt of '68, to Biafra and the Vietnam War! Ah, that psychedelic pop art!), but some scenes are still hilarious -- if you are receptive to that kind of humor, that is! If you are very religious, don't even try to watch this. The soundtrack has just been reissued on CD in France and it is a wonder. The music has aged very nicely and there are quite amazing and devastatingly funny numbers. To give you an idea, it is "Woodstock meets the Vatican", no kidding! Then you can treat yourself with Jean Yanne's voice and his very caustic lyrics. A highly recommended CD!

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