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Release Date:
11 October 1981 (USA) See more »
After her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Marion falls in love with her stepfather, Remy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
Distant Relatives: The Graduate and Fish Tank
 (From FilmExperience. 1 December 2011, 4:27 PM, PST)

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Not As Sleazy As The Premise Sounds See more (18 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Patrick Dewaere ... Rémi
Ariel Besse ... Marion

Maurice Ronet ... Charly
Geneviève Mnich ... Simone
Maurice Risch ... Nicolas

Macha Méril ... La maîtresse de maison (anniversaire) / Birthday Hostess
Rose Thiéry ... Mme Doullens / Landlord's Wife
Pierre Le Rumeur ... Le pédiatre / Pediatrician
Yves Gasc ... M. Doullens / Landlord
Michel Berto ... Le professeur / Professor
Catherine Alcover ... Médecin S.O.S. / Emergency Doctor
Henri-Jacques Huet ... Le gérant du restaurant international / Restaurant Manager
Jacques Rispal ... Le chauffeur de taxi / Taxi Driver

Nathalie Baye ... Charlotte

Nicole Garcia ... Martine
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guy Teissere
Maurice Biraud ... Le camionneur témoin de l'accident / Accident Witness (uncredited)

Joseph Michael Roth ... Ami de Marion (uncredited)
Sandy Whitelaw ... Le père de la jeune fille (anniversaire) (uncredited)

Directed by
Bertrand Blier 
Writing credits
Bertrand Blier (written by)

Bertrand Blier (novel)

Produced by
Alain Sarde .... producer
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
Cinematography by
Sacha Vierny 
Film Editing by
Claudine Merlin 
Casting by
Production Design by
Théobald Meurisse 
Costume Design by
Michèle Cerf 
Makeup Department
Alfonso Gola .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Christine Gozlan .... production manager
François Menny .... unit manager
Valérie Othnin-Girard .... trainee unit manager
Henri Vart .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bertrand Arthuys .... second assistant director
Bernard Debargue .... trainee assistant director
Denys Granier-Deferre .... assistant director
Art Department
Michel Grimaud .... property master
Sound Department
Anne Baronnet .... sound editor
Marcel Corvaisier .... dubbing recordist
Jean Duguet .... foley sound engineer
Dominique Hennequin .... sound mixer
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... foley artist
Philippe Lemenuel .... sound assistant
Jacques Lévy .... dubbing
Jean-Pierre Ruh .... sound
Rémy Julienne .... stunt coordinator
Daniel Vérité .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Yves Agostini .... camera operator
Michel Coteret .... second assistant camera
Gilbert Darraux .... key grip
Georges Pierre .... still photographer
Jacques Touillaud .... key electrician
Eric Vallée .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christiane Marmande .... costumer
Editorial Department
Sylvie Quester .... assistant editor
Philippe Tourret .... color timer
Location Management
Sylvain Hecht .... assistant location manager
Gérard James .... location manager
Music Department
William Flageollet .... music engineer
Stéphane Grappelli .... musician: violin
Maurice Vander .... musician: piano
Roger Woodward .... musician: piano
Kenny Clarke .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Eddy Louiss .... musician: organ (uncredited)
Pierre Michelot .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Other crew
Monique Assouline .... press relations
Claude Bertonazzi .... production administrator
Louis Grau .... administrator
Annie Maurel .... script girl
Nicole Souchal .... production secretary
Nathalie Vierny .... trainee script

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Beau-père" - France (original title)
"Stepfather" - International (English title) (informal English title)
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123 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Referenced in Léon: The Professional (1994)See more »
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12 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Not As Sleazy As The Premise Sounds, 17 February 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

There is no doubt Ariel Besse is a pretty woman. I should say "girl," because she's supposed to be a 14-year-old in here who is having an affair with her 30- year-old stepfather. With that for a theme, I'm afraid this film is an allurement to perverts looking for some cheap thrills. Fortunately, it doesn't play as sleazy as it sounds and there is no actual sex shown. However, I still couldn't help but feel uncomfortable watching this, especially since Besse was about that age when she made the film and appears bare-breasted several times. Allowing their 15-year old daughter to be nude and passionately kissing an older man in a movie like this is a sad comment about Besse's parents.

Interesting that most of the positive reviews here come from California. No wonder Michael Jackson liked it out there!

Anyway, looking at this strictly from a film standpoint, it was a well-made movie, which was photographed decently, too. The French do make nice-looking movies, and it's not a boring story despite an abundance of nothing but talk. It's a decent story but......but this whole thing is wrong so I can't recommend this film.

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