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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

Writers:

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 ... 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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15th grossing movie of the year in France. See more »

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Featured in A Journey Through French Cinema (2016) See more »

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18 January 2011 | by babotangoSee all my reviews

A splendid movie for everyone who had a dream and/or came back from it. About dream, excess, life, boredom, and going beyond what life gives you. And alcohol. To watch.

The actors are splendid, both at the best of their style, Gabin, an established, grounded man with a vision, Belmondo as a bold and hot-tempered, troubled young man. Suzanne Flon, Paul Frankeur and Noel Roquevert also strongly support the scenario in their 2nd roles.

The dialogues by Michel Audiard are just splendid. One liners that make you laugh and think beyond the action and that reflect on yourself.

It's a movie for people who dream further.


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