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3 March 1976 (France) See more »
In a vacation camp somewhere in the French country, 1960. Marc et Philippe are two of the counsellors... See more » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 6 nominations See more »
(2 articles)
Audrey Tautou/THÉRÈSE Desqueyroux: Cannes Closing Film
 (From Alt Film Guide. 18 April 2012, 11:23 AM, PDT)

Claude Miller obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 6 April 2012, 7:19 AM, PDT)

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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Patrick Dewaere ... Marc

Patrick Bouchitey ... Philippe
Christine Pascal ... Chantal
Claude Piéplu ... Camp director
Marc Chapiteau ... Gerard
Michel Blanc ... Deloux
Michel Such ... Leni
Frank D'Ascanio ... Herve
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nathan Miller ... Kid with glasses (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Miller 
Writing credits
Claude Miller (scenario)

Luc Béraud (adaptation and dialogue) &
Claude Miller (adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
Mag Bodard .... co-producer: Cinémag
Jean-François Davy .... co-producer: Contrechamp
Hubert Niogret .... executive producer
Original Music by
Alain Jomy 
Cinematography by
Bruno Nuytten 
Film Editing by
Jean-Bernard Bonis 
Production Design by
Hilton McConnico  (as Hilton Mac Connico)
Costume Design by
Hilton McConnico  (as Hilton Mac Connico)
Makeup Department
Joël Lavau .... makeup artist
Production Management
Armand Barbault .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luc Béraud .... assistant director
Michel Such .... assistant director
Art Department
Diego Blanco .... trainee set designer
Sound Department
Maurice Gilbert .... sound mixer
Paul Lainé .... sound
Michel Villain .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Bihi .... gaffer
Olivier Lapeyrère .... assistant camera
Jean-Pierre Pasquier .... still photographer
Edouard Pezzali .... key grip
Joël Quentin .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Annie Miller .... assistant editor
Sophie Planché .... assistant editor
Other crew
Anne Beraud .... press attache
Joseline Bonneau .... accountant
Marta Carliski .... press attache (as Marta Carlisky)
Jacques Fontanier .... intern
Miguelle Monthieux .... production secretary
Martine Revert .... script supervisor
Daniel Vaissaire .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La meilleure façon de marcher" - France (original title)
"The Best Way" - International (English title) (short title)
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82 min | USA:85 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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The title is inspired by a holiday camp song. The lyrics are : The best way to walk, after all, is ours. It's to put a foot in front of the other and then doing it again.See more »
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Features Wild Strawberries (1957)See more »


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Difference leads to humiliation, until..., 12 July 2005
Author: paws-7 from France

This film shows marvelously well how adult people can act like children and be cruel exactly in the same way. As everybody knows, if you are different (best example: you don't like sports...), you always can find a bastard to make fun of you. Here, the "bastard" is played by Patrick Dewaere. What makes him really dangerous is that he is intelligent enough to never offer his victim, Patrick Bouchitey, a way to get out of his mental claws. He has found the "weakness" of his prey, and he doesn't let her go. Until... He has this kind of "stupid" intelligence, which makes him very able to get control over the others, but totally unable to perceive what's going on inside of himself. And at the end, he will be the one who will be depicted as the "loser", with his small suit and briefcase, being married without any real choice. Claude Miller never let his characters talk to much. He is a master in organizing what's left unsaid, showing here a glance and letting there a question unanswered...He makes us get into the emotions of Patrick Bouchitey's character, he makes us feel uneasy. Even the presence of the fiancée doesn't really ease the pain, because we feel that it could lead to more humiliation.Until...

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