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Youthful Sinners (1958)

Les tricheurs (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 10 October 1958 (France)
Bob Letellier, a good looking rich kid who studies science, makes the acquaintance of Alain, a cynical and immoral young man. The latter introduces him to the existentialist circles of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Bob is invited to a party and becomes Clo's lover, a rich heiress.

Director:

Marcel Carné

Writers:

Marcel Carné (original scenario), Marcel Carné (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascale Petit ... Mic
Andréa Parisy ... Clo
Jacques Charrier ... Bob Letellier
Laurent Terzieff ... Alain
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Lou (as J.P. Belmondo)
Dany Saval ... La fiancée de Bernard
Alfonso Mathis Alfonso Mathis ... Peter
Pierre Brice ... Bernard
Jacques Marin ... Monsieur Félix
Dominique Page Dominique Page ... Nicole
Jacques Chabassol Jacques Chabassol
Jacques Portet Jacques Portet ... Guy
Gabrielle Fontan Gabrielle Fontan ... La logeuse de Mic
Michel Nastorg Michel Nastorg ... Le père de Bob
Sandrine Sandrine
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Bob Letellier, a good looking rich kid who studies science, makes the acquaintance of Alain, a cynical and immoral young man. The latter introduces him to the existentialist circles of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Bob is invited to a party and becomes Clo's lover, a rich heiress. Written by Aline

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A new film by Marcel Carne See more »

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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French visa #20664. See more »

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Remade as Les nouveaux tricheurs (1987) See more »

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Phil's Tune
Written by Roy Eldridge
Performed by Jazz at the Philharmonic
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Did I say it was a great movie ?
16 January 2003 | by jeg-folaySee all my reviews

First, I rated this movie 10/10. To me, it's simply one of the best I saw since I was born (I'm 23, but I saw numerous films). The story is cruel, but reality is, too, not ? It went deep into me and stirred my bowels. I saw it about 5 or 6 years ago and it still shakes me - and I still remember it !

Second, there is no 'national preference' (this expression is a direct translation from the French) for this movie. I mean it's not because it is a French movie that I put it so high : it has really caught me when I saw it. Furthermore, I don't know well Marcel Carne's filmography, so I don't know if it is or not his best movie, but I know it is not his most famous : Hotel du Nord, Quai des Brumes and Les Enfants du Paradis are the most famous.

Third, the movie's in B&W, but it deals with inter-temporal problems of youth (not acne) like love, friends and studies in a modern way. It could even be remade frame-by-frame with actual young actors, a Dolby(tm) sound and special effects (a car crash), it would still be a great film !

Problem : Maybe is it a film to be seen by young adults (from 16 to 25 years old) - and above, of course - for its message to be well understood... Did I say it was a great movie ?


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Language:

French

Release Date:

10 October 1958 (France) See more »

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1.66 : 1
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