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Le bateau d'Émile (1962)

Charles-Edmond, the eldest of the Larmentiel brothers decides to return to his hometown La Rochelle to die. Forty years earlier, he had been driven by his father. Before passing away he had... See full summary »

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Michel Audiard (dialogue), Georges Simenon (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Girardot ... Fernande
Lino Ventura ... Émile Bouet
Michel Simon ... Charles-Edmond Larmentiel
Pierre Brasseur ... François Larmentiel
Jacques Monod Jacques Monod ... Maître Lamazure
Edith Scob ... Claude Larmentiel
Roger Dutoit Roger Dutoit ... Patron du bistrot
Joëlle Bernard Joëlle Bernard ... La patronne de La Marine
Roger Pelletier Roger Pelletier ... Simon Mougin
Etienne Bierry Etienne Bierry ... Marcelin
André Certes André Certes ... Lucien Beauvoisin
Jean Solar Jean Solar ... Albert Vicart
Pierre Vielhescaze Pierre Vielhescaze ... Le marchand de radio
Guy Humbert Guy Humbert ... L'agent
Marcel Bernier Marcel Bernier ... Plevedic
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Charles-Edmond, the eldest of the Larmentiel brothers decides to return to his hometown La Rochelle to die. Forty years earlier, he had been driven by his father. Before passing away he had announced that he has a hidden son, Emile, fisherman whom he wishes to leave his property. Written by morroviolet

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 March 1962 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Celos de amor See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.26 (1961) See more »

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Could have been much better if only they had chosen between Audiard and Simenon
2 October 2012 | by vostfSee all my reviews

The movie starts out great with Michel Audiard's lines mouthed with gluttony by Michel Simon, and with Pierre Brasseur as his magnificent sparring-partner. Then the story switches to the main characters: Lino Ventura and Annie Girardot's low-life couple. From the buoyant Audiard exposition we are thrown into a noir Simenon atmosphere, and the movie never recovers from such a radical turn.

Basically the short story may have been enough to do a noir Simenon adaptation or a farcical Audiard flick à la Tonton Flingueurs. Unfortunately they didn't chose at all, yet Lino Ventura is obviously very limited when it comes to displaying emotions without crushing someone's nose, so he was miscast for the Simenon atmosphere anyway.


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