6.8/10
139
1 user 2 critic

Des enfants gâtés (1977)

A touching portrait of modern life, whether showing the human dimension of large issues, or deftly detailing the intimate reverberations of a casual love affair.

Director:

Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An unstable former French Sergeant commits many atrocities. A judge considers how this case could benefit or damage his career.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Michel Galabru, Isabelle Huppert
L.627 (1992)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This gritty police drama shows us the underbelly of the Parisian drug trade. Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Stars: Didier Bezace, Jean-Paul Comart, Charlotte Kady
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Laurence, a young schoolteacher from Lyons, takes a week's leave. During the break, she reflects on her career and her personal life.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Gérard Lanvin, Flore Fitzgerald
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dr. Françoise Gailland has a hectic schedule, which causes her to have little time to spend with her family, which consists of her husband Gérard, her pregnant teenager daughter Élisabeth, ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Louis Bertuccelli
Stars: Annie Girardot, Jean-Pierre Cassel, François Périer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story about Pierre Riviere, who tired of the constants demands of her mother to her father decides to kill her, but also his brother and his sister.

Director: Christine Lipinska
Stars: Jacques Spiesser, André Rouyer, Max Vialle
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Robert Benayoun
Stars: Jane Birkin, Richard Leduc, Raymond Bussières
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Dennis Berry
Stars: Jean Seberg, Pierre Blaise, Wolfgang Preiss
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A Watchmaker finds out one day that his son has become a murderer. He tries to understand for whom and why.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jacques Denis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

As every summer, Georges Lajoie, his wife Ginette and grown-up son Léon go on holiday to Loulou's campsite. They join old friends, the Schumachers and the Colins. Brigitte Colin, the ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Boisset
Stars: Jean Carmet, Pierre Tornade, Jean Bouise
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Marielle
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Jean-François Adam
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Bruno Ganz
Aloïse (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Liliane de Kermadec
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Delphine Seyrig, Marc Eyraud
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bernard Rougerie
Christine Pascal ...
Anne Torrini
...
Pierre
...
Marcel Bonfils
Arlette Bonnard ...
Catherine Rougerie
Liza Braconnier ...
Danièle Joffroy
Geneviève Mnich ...
Guite Bonfils
Florence Haguenauer ...
Anne-Marie Clairon
Claudine Mavros ...
La mère d'Anne
Michel Berto ...
Muzard
...
Stéphane Lecouvette
Georges Riquier ...
Mouchot
Gérard Zimmermann ...
Patrice Joffroy (as Gérard Zimmerman)
...
Le jeune homme de l'agence
Brigitte Catillon ...
Valérie
Edit

Storyline

A touching portrait of modern life, whether showing the human dimension of large issues, or deftly detailing the intimate reverberations of a casual love affair.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 September 1977 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Spoiled Children  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Silence (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Paris Jadis
Music by Philippe Sarde
Performed by Jean Rochefort and Jean-Pierre Marielle
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

spoiled children
4 December 2002 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

The `spoiled' of the title is used in its various senses in the treatment written by director Bertrand Tavernier, actress Christine Pascal, and Charlotte Dubriel. The children treated by Catherine Rougerie (Arlette Bonnard) are spoiled because they have `blocked communication'. The tenants of the building where Catherine's writer/director husband Bernard (Michel Piccoli) resides for work purposes are spoiled as they are abused by their landlord. Bernard in his relationship with the unemployed tenant Anne (Pascal) is spoiled since the affair is an indulgence, where he `risks nothing'. Bernard moving to the unit to work is not an overt comment on his marriage, it is just a way of working, and the affair with Anne is more convenient than passionate, at least for him. This, and Anne's situation determine the finite nature of their love. And although the Tenants Defence Committee action brings Anne to Bernard, it and Catherine's teaching and even the film Bernard is writing remain sub-plots, to the affair.

Tavernier also does not present the lovers equally - Piccoli is barely in the love scenes, the most we see is his bare chest with an undone shirt, whereas Pascal is exposed in full frontal nudity. Pascal's gallic urchin child quality, with eye-lined eyes and submissive posture, could recall someone like Audrey Hepburn if the director were interested in presenting her as attractive. However the screenplay's association of love with death and knives and rust clues us into Tavernier's stance. Anne is like the other sad Parisians who are seen in vista as La Traviata plays on the soundtrack.

Although Tavernier's view of urban ugliness is a nice change to his Renoir-ish representation of rural beauty, his films always read as too long. Here he uses hand-held and subjective camera, natural lighting, and a narration which comes from nowhere. The only redeeming qualities are Piccoli's angry outbursts which are funny, Anne throwing food in response to her ex-boyfriend's arrogance, and spotting Isabelle Huppert's cameo.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Des enfants gâtés (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?