7.1/10
188
1 user 1 critic

The Chasers (1959)

Les dragueurs (original title)
| Drama | 2 May 1960 (USA)
Two young men, one shy and one self-confident, spend a fast-paced night in Paris trying to pick up chicks. They confront every possible difficulty.

Director:

Jean-Pierre Mocky

Writers:

Jean-Pierre Mocky, Jean-Pierre Mocky (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Soft Skin (1964)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her.

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Jean Desailly, Françoise Dorléac, Nelly Benedetti
Bay of Angels (1963)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Jean is a clerk in a bank. His colleague Caron is a gambler and gives him the virus. In the casinos, Jean meets Jackie. Their love affair will follow their luck at the roulette.

Director: Jacques Demy
Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur, Danièle Girard
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In a strange and isolated chateau, a man becomes acquainted with a woman and insists that they have met before.

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoëff
L'Enfer (1994)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity. As he succumbs to green-eyed jealousy, his life starts to ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, François Cluzet, Nathalie Cardone
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Anne Goupil is a literature student in Paris in 1957. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend's party where the guests include Philip Kaufman, an expatriate American escaping ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Rivette
Stars: Betty Schneider, Giani Esposito, Françoise Prévost
Jakten (1959)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two men attracted to the same woman are attending a trip with her in the Mountains during the bird hunting season. A triangular love drama ending with tragedy. Or is it, really?

Director: Erik Løchen
Stars: Rolf Søder, Bente Børsum, Tor Stokke
Day for Night (1973)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor.

Director: Agnès Varda
Stars: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness and redemption.

Director: Abel Ferrara
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Brian McElroy, Frank Acciarito
The 39 Steps (1935)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim
I magliari (1959)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Mario is in Hannover to work as a miner but after loosing his job he decides to go back to Italy. When Totonno steals his passport to avoid the police and later on he offers him a new job ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Belinda Lee, Renato Salvatori
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Charrier ... Freddy
Charles Aznavour ... Joseph Bouvier
Dany Robin ... Denise
Dany Carrel ... Dadou
Estella Blain ... Sylviane
Anouk Aimée ... Jeanne
Belinda Lee ... Ghislaine
Nicole Berger ... Françoise
Véronique Nordey Véronique Nordey ... La bobby-soxer
Ingeborg Schöner ... Monica (as Inge Schoener)
Margit Saad ... Ingrid
Gérard Darrieu Gérard Darrieu ... Un ami de Freddy
Jean Roquel Jean Roquel ... Un ami de Freddy (as Jean Roquelle)
Gérard Hoffman Gérard Hoffman ... Marco (as Gérard Hoffman)
Etienne Dirand Etienne Dirand ... Un dragueur au Lido
Edit

Storyline

Two young men, one shy and one self-confident, spend a fast-paced night in Paris trying to pick up chicks. They confront every possible difficulty.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 May 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chasers See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lisbon Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The French word "drageur" has become very popular and is now referenced in the dictionary since this film. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not exactly "new wave" but still a blast of fresh air for French cinema
5 November 2005 | by Fritz LangloisSee all my reviews

This is technically director Jean-Pierre Mocky's first film (he actually claims to have co-directed George Franju's La Tête contre les Murs, in which he plays, with Charles Aznavour as well). So, Aznavour portrays a shy young man following his friend (Jacques Charrier) chasing after girls in the Paris nightlife of the late 50's. While he is just searching for a girl (any girl), his friend, more romantically oriented, is looking for THE girl of his dreams... Many encounters afterward, they end up in a high society decadent party... Shot in black and white, and already displaying that acid-yet-tender Mocky tone, the film, though very much belonging to its time, is very pleasing to watch almost 50 years after it was made. It has retained its freshness after all these years, and has the same joyous and freewheeling feel as others early Mocky films (like Les Compagnons de la Marguerite). The early films of Mocky (1959 to 1966) are his best I think. Though imperfect and obviously rather hastily made, they have more heart to them than many of his later efforts. Every Mocky film is worth seeing, but these ones are worth going back to time and again, and Les Dragueurs is an especially good pick. Made around the same time as Jean-Luc Godard's first films (and A Bout de Soufflé), this film has common threads with it, and is a damn joyous ride as it irresistibly accelerates towards its ending... Short running time too, proof that a film doesn't need to be overlong to look great!


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed