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L'idiot (1946)

Muichkine, a young Russian prince, returns home to St. Petersburg from a mental institution, determined to spread decency and kindness in the harsh and cruel world. He becomes betrothed to ... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Lampin

Writers:

Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel) (as Dostoievsky), Charles Spaak (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edwige Feuillère ... Nastasia Philipovna
Lucien Coëdel Lucien Coëdel ... Rogogine
Jean Debucourt ... Totsky (as Debucourt)
Sylvie ... Madame Ivolvine
Gérard Philipe ... Le prince Muichkine (as Gérard Philippe)
Nathalie Nattier Nathalie Nattier ... Aglaé Epantchine
Jane Marken ... Naria (as Jeanne Marken)
Maurice Chambreuil Maurice Chambreuil ... Le général Epantchine (as Chambreuil sociétaire de le Comédie Française)
Michel André ... Gania Ivolvine
Elisabeth Hardy Elisabeth Hardy ... Sophie Ivolvine
Roland Armontel ... Louliane Timofeievitch Lebediev l'ivrogne (as Armontel)
Mathilde Casadesus Mathilde Casadesus ... Adélaïde Epantchine
Janine Viénot Janine Viénot ... Alexandra Epantchine
Tramel Tramel ... Ivolvine
Marguerite Moreno Marguerite Moreno ... La générale Elisabeth Prokovievna Epantchine
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Muichkine, a young Russian prince, returns home to St. Petersburg from a mental institution, determined to spread decency and kindness in the harsh and cruel world. He becomes betrothed to an innocent young girl while trying to save a less-innocent woman from her own travail, but jealousy and his own naivete conjoin to bring about unimaginable tragedy. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 February 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Idiot See more »

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Production Co:

Films Sacha Gordine See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Version of Návrat idiota (1999) See more »

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a pleasure
18 November 2004 | by bertelisSee all my reviews

First time i saw this film was 1947 - in Germany,synchronized into German.A few weeks ago, i was lucky to get a copy in the original, french language. It was a pleasure to see it after so many years. Young Gerard Phillipe was an ideal

Prince. Many scenes of him were silent, in big close-ups. Beautiful

photography,somehow he overshadowed all the other actors. The last, long

close-up from him is as impressive and horrible, as it was so many years

ago,when I saw it beiing only 20 years old.It is a short film - 92 minutes, but it gives the idea, how the book is. I think, there a not to many people who still read Dostoyewsky to-day. The film describes short and clear all the many characters and underlines the main events of the book. This is only one persons opinion. It is a shame, that it is so hard to get a copy of this film - it is a beautiful film.


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