The life and times of the famous French writer Guy de Maupassant.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Brasseur ...
Gisèle d'Estoc
Maupassant's mother
Jacques Fabbri ...
Anne-Marie Philipe ...
Comtesse Potocka
Nathalie Roussel
Jacques Penot
Jean-Yves Gautier ...
Anne Deleuze ...
William Sabatier ...
Docteur Blanche
Sophie Deschamps


The life and times of the famous French writer Guy de Maupassant.

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sketch of portrait
12 April 2015 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Claude Brasseur. and one of his touching, powerful, seductive roles. Jean Carmet as a magnificent Francois. and Simone Signoret. a good adaptation of novel and right details for define Maupassant's life. the childhood, the love stories, the fall, the end. all at its place. but, after its end, despite the acting, script and images, the impression is to see only a sketch. useful for discover the life of Guy de Maupassant but, maybe, not enough. sure, it is only a film. sure, few scenes are just fireworks. but the feminine presences are, in many cases, only shadows or promises. silhouettes. the status of hunter of Maupassant is not enough for understand the purpose of his passion. his victims seems be only stamps. and the solutions- the androgen by Miou/Miou- are only sketches of characters. in fact, an interesting introduction to the Maupassant's universe.

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