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Stavisky... (1974)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  15 May 1974 (France)
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François Périer ...
Albert Borelli
Anny Duperey ...
Arlette
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Docteur Mézy
Roberto Bisacco ...
Juan Montalvo de Montalbon
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Inspecteur Bonny
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Le baron Jean Raoul
Pierre Vernier ...
Me Pierre Grammont
Marcel Cuvelier ...
Inspecteur Boussaud
Van Doude ...
Inspecteur principal Gardet
Jacques Spiesser ...
Michel Grandville
Michel Beaune ...
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Maurice Jacquemont ...
Gauthier
Silvia Badescu ...
Erna Wolfgang
Jacques Eyser ...
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Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during the early 30s. But nothing lasts forever and when his great scam involving hundreds millions of francs gets exposed result is an unprecedented scandal that almost caused a civil war. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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On February 7, 1934, the French Ministry of the Interior and the Paris Police Prefecture banned the showing of newsreel footage of the previous day's mêlée by right-wing royalists, war veterans and members of the anti-semitic, nationalist, anti-republican Action Francaise movement, who rioted to bring down the Daladier government over the Stavisky affair. The riots left 17 dead and 116 wounded. One Parisian cinema, Reginald Ford's Cineac Theatre, defied the censorship to show footage of the riots by the reactionary forces, which had been caught on-camera by French and foreign newsreel photographers. See more »

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A much needed film for an event portending WWII.....
26 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

....problem was there was not enough groundwork laid per how Stavisky came to wield such influence. Sasha Stavisky was nothing more than an elevated 'Ponzi' - buying influence and stealing millions.

There were riots, as noted by another reviewer after Stavisky's death, in Paris, that did result in deaths. I wish the film had gone deeper in showing the horrific impact of what the First World War did to Europe - Trotsky was sanitized in this film - yes he had arrived from the Prinkipo Islands (Turkey) and yes he was hounded by Stalin until he was murdered in 1940 in Mexico. But the problem was the script - they include Trostky but they make no mention of who he was - the former COC of the Red Army and a cold blooded murderer - (Kronstadt, Tsaritsyn, Ekaterinberg...). I will say they at least showed the usual addiction young people have to leftists but there is never an older person aware of the fraud the young adore.

France has a well deserved reputation of offering asylum even with strings attached i.e. Trotsky and Stavisky. The killings Jan. 2014 in Paris by the Muslim terrorists is proof why it is wise to be armed.

I found the acting adequate but the script was weak - it reminded me of a 'watchable' version of Bobby Dangerfield. No real analysis of Stavisky's moves but a constant sub rosa message for how cruelly a bolshevik was forced to leave France.


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