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Agence matrimoniale (1952)

Look at all the lonely people in a matrimonial agency.

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Jean-Paul Le Chanois (adaptation), Jean-Paul Le Chanois (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Blier ... Noël Pailleret
Yolande Laffon Yolande Laffon ... Mme Pailleret, la mère de Noël
Simone Guisin Simone Guisin ... Mme Mangebois, la doctoresse
Michel Nastorg Michel Nastorg ... Le notaire (as Nastorg)
Gilberte Géniat Gilberte Géniat ... La marchande de billets
Madeleine Barbulée Madeleine Barbulée ... Céline
Louis de Funès ... M. Charles (as De Funès)
Jean Sylvère Jean Sylvère ... M. Paul
Marina de Berg Marina de Berg ... La soeur #1
Isabelle Lobbe Isabelle Lobbe ... La soeur #2 (as Isabelle Lobbé)
Mady Berry Mady Berry ... La concierge #1
Geneviève Morel Geneviève Morel ... La concierge #2
Anne Campion Anne Campion ... Viviane Galey
Michel Etcheverry Michel Etcheverry ... Marcel Sarlet, le fiancé de Viviane
Jean Berton Jean Berton ... Le rigolo
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Noel is a bachelor and it is sure easy to see the reason why: an over possessive mother ;he once met a girl ,Gilberte ,but he threw it all away ...He inherits a matrimonial agency;after contemplating selling it ,he chooses to manage it,because his clients urge to do so.He feels sympathy for these lonely people whose bashfulness keeps them from finding happiness.He sees again Gilberte ,now a divorcee , who blames him for being always submissive to his mother's wishes . Written by dbdumonteil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 May 1952 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Agencja matrymonialna See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Matrimonial agency
2 March 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Isn't the matrimonial agency subject interesting?As the Beatles sing "Ah look at all those lonely people?Where do they all come from?Where do they all belong?".To my knowledge,this is the only FRench movie which deals with it.

Bernard Blier is a bachelor and it is sure easy to see the reason why: an over possessive mother ;he once met a girl ,Gilberte ,but he threw it all away ...He inherits a matrimonial agency;after contemplating selling it ,he chooses to manage it.And Le Chanois does then what he does best: he creates one hundred characters ,one quality which was almost lost after the Nouvelle Vague rising.

Like Le Chanois's precedent work "Sans Laisser d' Adresse" ,"Agence Matrimoniale" is populist cinema.Not for highbrows ,but for people who like the old cinema,the one which tells stories.


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