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Candide ou l'optimisme au XXe siècle (original title)
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Based on the classic novel "Candide" by Voltaire, but set in the World War II era. In this story, Candide, a young Westphalian born in the castle of Thunder-ten-tronckh, is driven out of the castle, and joins his tutor Pangloss and his... See more »

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Candide
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Pangloss
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Cunégonde (as Dahlia Lavi)
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Colonel Nanar, du cadre de réserve
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Le trafiquant du marché noir / Black Marketeer
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Le gestapiste / Gestapo man
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Le premier policier / Policeman
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Le second policier / Policeman
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Un dictateur sud américain / South American Dictator
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Un dictateur sud américain / South American Dictator
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Le docteur Jacques
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La dame de compagnie / Dame
Albert Simonin ...
Le major Simpson / Major Simpson
Robert Manuel ...
Tous les officiers allemands / German Officer
Jean Constantin ...
Fourak
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Mrs. Jim, la mère puritaine
Michèle Verez ...
Pâquette
Jacques Balutin ...
L'ordonnance
Mathilde Casadesus ...
La baronne de Thunder-Ten-Tronck (as Mathilde Casadessus)
Harold Kay ...
German Officer
O'Dett ...
Le baron de Thunder-Ten-Tronck
John William ...
Le chef des Oreillons
Don Ziegler ...
Le papa gangster / American Father
François Chalais ...
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dominique Just
Mireille Alcon ...
Une dame du harem (uncredited)
Habib Benglia ...
Le noir molesté (uncredited)
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Le résident hollandais (uncredited)
Michel Garland ...
Le frère de Cunégonde (uncredited)
Gib Grossac ...
Le chef des eunuques (uncredited)
Marcel Journet ...
(uncredited)
Pierre Repp ...
Le pasteur (uncredited)
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La soeur du baron (uncredited)
Sybil Saulnier ...
Une dame du harem (uncredited)
Edy Sylvian ...
Petit rôle (uncredited)
Danièle Tessier ...
Une dame du harem (uncredited)
Michel Thomass ...
Le chauffeur russe de Pangloss (uncredited)

Directed by

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Norbert Carbonnaux

Written by

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Norbert Carbonnaux ... (adaptation)
 
Albert Simonin ... (adaptation)
 
Voltaire ... (novel)

Produced by

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Clément Duhour ... producer

Music by

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Hubert Rostaing

Cinematography by

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Robert Lefebvre ... (as Robert Le Febvre)

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Paulette Robert

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Nicole Daujat ... assistant editor
Claire Giniewski ... assistant editor
Etiennette Muse ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Jean Douarinou

Art Direction by

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Jean Douarinou

Costume Design by

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Pierre Nourry

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Jean-Pierre Berroyer ... key makeup artist (as Pierre Berroyer)
Janou Pottier ... hair stylist

Production Management

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André Deroual ... production manager
Charles Lahet ... unit manager

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Georges Pellegrin ... assistant director

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Marcel Balland ... props

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Jean Bertrand ... sound engineer
René Bourdier ... boom operator

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Roger Delpuech ... camera operator
Valery Ivanow ... second assistant camera
Jean Klissak ... still photographer
Gaston Muller ... first assistant camera

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Renée Rouzot ... wardrobe (as René Rouzot)

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Roger Bar ... location manager

Script and Continuity Department

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Martine Guillou ... script girl

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Plot Summary

Based on the classic novel "Candide" by Voltaire, but set in the World War II era. In this story, Candide, a young Westphalian born in the castle of Thunder-ten-tronckh, is driven out of the castle, and joins his tutor Pangloss and his girlfriend Cunegonde to find another world with no Bulgars, Avars, or Jews. Written by Ricky Khoury

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Also Known As
  • Candide (France)
  • Candide (United States)
  • Candide or The Optimism in the 20th Century (World-wide, English title)
  • Candide, optimist på vulkaner (Denmark)
  • Candido o l'ottimismo nel XX secolo (Italy)
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  • 88 min
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Movie Connections Referenced in Episode #1.7 (1961). See more »

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