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The Joker (1960)

Le farceur (original title)
Edouard Berlon (Jean-Pierre Cassel) is a happy-go-lucky rogue who takes nothing seriously and flits irresponisbly from one affair to another. When he meets Helene Larouch (Anouk Aimee), he ... See full summary »

Director:

Philippe de Broca

Writers:

Philippe de Broca (scenario), Daniel Boulanger (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anouk Aimée ... Hélène Laroche
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Édouard Berlon
Palau ... L'oncle Théodose
Geneviève Cluny Geneviève Cluny ... Pilou Berlon
Georges Wilson ... Guillaume Berlon
Anne Tonietti Anne Tonietti ... Olga
François Maistre François Maistre ... André Laroche
Jean-Pierre Rambal ... Paul
Liliane Patrick Liliane Patrick ... Solange
Irina Charitonoff Irina Charitonoff ... Aline - la soubrette de l'auberge (as Irène Chabrier)
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Edouard Berlon (Jean-Pierre Cassel) is a happy-go-lucky rogue who takes nothing seriously and flits irresponisbly from one affair to another. When he meets Helene Larouch (Anouk Aimee), he woos her although she is married to Andre (Francois Maistre), until finally the combination of his youth, exuberance, absurd family (including a few infants of undetermined origin and a number of stray dogs)and eccentric way of life compared to the aridity of her marriage, overcome her resistance. They are both soon disenchanted. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The fantasies of a most fantastic Don Juan...See le farceur and learn the art of l'amour...

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Comedy

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Danish censorship visa # 72456. See more »

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Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.7 (1961) See more »

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Don't you think the joker laughs at you!
5 December 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

...and however the first scene promised great things:the first line is "Ciel mon Mari" (= good heavens ,my hubby!) a line we often find in the FRench "Theatre de Boulevard" .A lover (Cassel) is escaping from his lover's bedroom on the roofs of Paris,near la Tour Eiffel,when the husband his cursing him! But what follows is downright boring.Cassel's family and their lifestyles are a real turnoff:uncle Theodose(sic),sister Pilou and brother Guillaume are really the pain in the neck.Not to mention his natural sons.Cassel is cast as "the joker" (check the title)but he is a heavy one .Anouk Aimée is totally wasted as his -at last- true love !"you must have had thirty women before me" is supposed to be a funny line.

The joke is on the viewer.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 January 1961 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Joker See more »

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Production Co:

Ajym Films See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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