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The Devil, Probably (1977)

Le diable probablement (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 15 June 1977 (France)
Charles drifts through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realises the depth of his disgust with the moral and physical decline of the society he lives in, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antoine Monnier ...
Tina Irissari ...
Alberte
Henri de Maublanc ...
Michel
Laetitia Carcano ...
Edwige
Nicolas Deguy ...
Valentin
Régis Hanrion ...
Dr. Mime, Psychanalyste
Geoffroy Gaussen ...
Libraire
Roger Honorat ...
Commissaire
Vincent Cottrel
Laurence Delannoy
Laetitia Martinneti
Martin Schlumberger
Thadee Klossowsky
Miguel Irissari
Nadine Boyer-Vidal
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Charles drifts through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realises the depth of his disgust with the moral and physical decline of the society he lives in, he decides that suicide is the only option... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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15 June 1977 (France)  »

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The Devil, Probably  »

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$3,204 (USA) (20 April 2012)

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$26,816 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Charles: Charity degrades donor as much as the recipient.
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Referenced in Godard, l'amour, la poésie (2007) See more »

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Ego Dormio
Music by Claudio Monteverdi (as Monteverdi)
Orchestration by R.P. Émile Martin (as R.P. Martin)
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The Worst, Probably
5 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is so terrible there are no words in the English language to describe it, which must be why it was made in French. In fact, there are only two French words which apply: 'le neant' ('nothingness') and 'merde.' To roll out a few English adjectives just to give an idea: this film is pretentious, revolting, boring, offensive, empty, worthless, pointless, and one could go on like that for some time. The characters are those typical French spoilt brat university students of the 1970s still in the grip of the horrible Jean-Paul Sartre and his phoney existentialism. They search for meaning in a tepid sort of way (inert, more like it), but of course find none. When you start out by being convinced that nothing has any meaning, and then glance around you just in case you might see some lurking in a dusty corner, you are bound to see nothing there but rubbish. It is inconceivable to me what kind of person could possibly praise this film. Two pseud reviewers from leading newspapers are quoted on the DVD box, and one says this film is 'A masterpiece ... A film that is impossible to forget.' Well, try me.


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