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Le chemin des écoliers (1959)

Le chemin des ecoliers (The Way of Youth) is a 1959 French film starring Alain Delon. It is based in the novel The Transient Hour by Marcel Ayme.

Director:

Michel Boisrond

Writers:

Marcel Aymé (novel), Jean Aurenche (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Françoise Arnoul ... Yvette Grandmaison
Bourvil ... Charles Michaud
Lino Ventura ... Tiercelin
Alain Delon ... Antoine Michaud
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Paul Tiercelin
Pierre Mondy ... Lulu
Paulette Dubost ... Hélène Michaud
Micheline Luccioni ... Solange, la secrétaire de Charles Michaud
Christian Lude Christian Lude ... Lollivier
Jean Brochard ... Monsieur Coutelier
Gaby Basset Gaby Basset ... Lucette, la soeur de Tiercelin
Claude Castaing Claude Castaing ... Dominique
Martine Havet Martine Havet ... Pierrette Michaud, la petite soeur d'Antoine
Sylviane Rozenberg Sylviane Rozenberg ... Chou, la fille d'Yvette (as Sylviane Rozemberg)
Madeleine Lebeau ... Flora
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Le chemin des ecoliers (The Way of Youth) is a 1959 French film starring Alain Delon. It is based in the novel The Transient Hour by Marcel Ayme.

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Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 September 1959 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Way of Youth See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Censorship visa (Visa de contrôle cinématographique) N°20.100. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.11 (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Chemin des Écoliers
Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Bourvil
Performed by Bourvil
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The long way round.
18 September 2002 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

That's what the title means.Like Autant-Lara's"la traversée de Paris",it's a Marcel Aymé adaptation and it deals with the not-so-glorious side of the Occupation:black market,war profiteers cracking open bottles of Champagne while most of the Parisians are almost starving.The conclusion is moral though.

Michel Boisrond is a third-rate director and his movie is academic to a fault.What saves this work is the cast which is quite impressive:Bourvil,Alain Delon,Lino Ventura and Jean-Claude Brialy -who will meet again during their career .

Best scene:Frenchie Pierre Mondy,in German uniform,telling Bourvil that Delon (Bourvil's son in the story)is wanted by the Gestapo;the parents think he is a Resistance fighter while their offspring is having a wild time.


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