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Vipère au poing (2004)

Jean Rezeau and his elder brother were living happily in their family estate in Brittany, until the death of their grandmother. The return of their mother, a worthy descendant of fairytales... See full summary »

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Jacques Villeret ...
Jacques Rézeau
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Jean Rézeau
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Miss Chilton
Hannah Taylor Gordon ...
Fine
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L'abbé Traquet
Sabine Haudepin ...
Tante Thérèse
William Touil ...
Ferdinand "Freddie" Rézeau
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Le père Volitza
Pierre Stévenin ...
Marcel
Annick Alane ...
Mme Rézeau
Paul Le Person ...
Le père Létendard
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Kitty
Amélie Lerma ...
Henriette
Dominique Paturel ...
M. Pluvignec
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Jean Rezeau and his elder brother were living happily in their family estate in Brittany, until the death of their grandmother. The return of their mother, a worthy descendant of fairytales' witches, brings an all new atmosphere to their home. Written by morroviolet

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Viper in the Fist  »

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€7,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,466,137 (France) (8 October 2004)
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An enjoyable film
10 October 2004 | by (Reims, France) – See all my reviews

Vipère au poing is a french novel telling the childhood of the author Hervé Bazin. As a young boy, Bazin was confronted with his mother who was a tyrant. She had imposed a very tough way of life in the family manor. For instance, during the winter, she had forbidden any heater in the bedrooms of her children. She was finally nicknamed by them "Follcoche" for Folle (mad) and Cochonne (pig).

In 1971, a first film from the book had been shot for TV with Alice Sapritch playing the mother. At this time, the french viewers had been impressed by her acting.

Thirty years later, there is this new adaptation by Philippe de Broca. If you forget Alice Sapritch and equally the book, you can be enjoyed by the movie. Admittedly, there are some flaws in the Broca film. You can discuss the acting or you can find the voice off unpleasant. But this film is nice, it's enjoyable to see it. And it is not boring at any moment. It's too rare in the french cinema nowadays, not to be underlined.


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