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A Monkey in Winter (1962)

Un singe en hiver (original title)
Albert is an inn owner who vowed never to drink again if he and his wife survived the war. They did, and the reformed alcoholic keeps his vow. But times have changed and soon after the war,... See full summary »

Director:

Henri Verneuil

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Antoine Blondin (novel), François Boyer (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Albert Quentin
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Gabriel Fouquet
Suzanne Flon ... Suzanne Quentin
Gabrielle Dorziat ... Victoria
Hella Petri Hella Petri ... Georgina
Marcelle Arnold Marcelle Arnold ... L'infirmière de la pension / Nurse
Charles Bouillaud Charles Bouillaud ... Le chauffeur de taxi
Anne-Marie Coffinet Anne-Marie Coffinet ... Simone
André Dalibert André Dalibert ... Maurice, le brigadier
Hélène Dieudonné ... Joséphine
Geneviève Fontanel Geneviève Fontanel ... Marie-Jo (as Geneviève Fontanel de la Comédie Française)
Gabriel Gobin Gabriel Gobin ... Un habitué du café
Sylviane Margollé Sylviane Margollé ... Marie
Lucien Raimbourg Lucien Raimbourg ... Gardiner
Hans Verner Hans Verner ... Le touriste allemand
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Storyline

Albert is an inn owner who vowed never to drink again if he and his wife survived the war. They did, and the reformed alcoholic keeps his vow. But times have changed and soon after the war, Albert comes in contact with Gabriel, a young man prone to heavy bouts with the bottle. Gabriel is conflicted over visiting his young daughter in a nearby school and in a moment of nostalgia, Albert takes off with him on one major binge -- and havoc results. Written by EuropaCorp

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(We Can't Tell What Happened The Morning After...) But Oh! What Happened The Night Before! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 January 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Monkey in Winter See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Released in Britain under the bizarre title, "It's Hot In Hell". See more »

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Featured in Voyage à travers le cinéma français (2016) See more »

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Gabin at his peak
19 November 2015 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

What could I add more besides everything that has already been told? That's the only picture between Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Gabin. Unfortunately. it was at this time the new generation vs the old one. You will have nearly the same scheme in 2009, with LE VIEIL HOMME ET SON CHIEN, where this time Belmondo will have a short sequence - too short for my own taste - with Jean Dujardin; Belmondo had this time the same position Gabin had with him more than forty five years earlier.

This movie: UN SINGE EN HIVER, is not only a film about drunk people and loneliness, absolutely not, but about the true meaning of life and friendship. And in this film, Jean Gabin plays a old sailor character, the nearly same he will have nine years later in LE DRAPEAU NOIR FLOTTE SUR LA MARMITE, a poignant movie too, even being a comedy written by Michel Audiard.


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