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A Monkey in Winter ()

Un singe en hiver (original title)
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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 more »

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Albert Quentin
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Gabriel Fouquet
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Suzanne Quentin
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Victoria
Hella Petri ...
Georgina
Marcelle Arnold ...
L'infirmière de la pension / Nurse
Charles Bouillaud ...
Le chauffeur de taxi
Anne-Marie Coffinet ...
Simone
André Dalibert ...
Maurice, le brigadier
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Joséphine
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Marie-Jo (as Geneviève Fontanel de la Comédie Française)
Gabriel Gobin ...
Un habitué du café
Sylviane Margollé ...
Marie
Lucien Raimbourg ...
Gardiner
Hans Verner ...
Le touriste allemand
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Esnault
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Landru
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Édouard Francomme ...
Un habitué du café (uncredited)
René Hell ...
Un habitué du café (uncredited)
Billy Kearns ...
Un automobiliste (uncredited)
Paul Mercey ...
Le marchand de poissons (uncredited)
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Un officier allemand (uncredited)

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Henri Verneuil

Written by

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Antoine Blondin ... (novel)
 
François Boyer ... (adaptation)
 
Michel Audiard ... (dialogue)
 
Henri Verneuil ... (scenario) (uncredited)

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Jacques Bar ... producer

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Michel Magne

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Louis Page

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Françoise Bonnot
Monique Bonnot

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Robert Clavel

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Léon Sanz ... production manager

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Costa-Gavras ... assistant director
Claude Pinoteau ... assistant director

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Jean Rieul ... sound

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Lucile Costa ... script girl

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • A Monkey in Winter (United States)
  • It's Hot in Hell (United Kingdom)
  • Un mono en invierno (Spain)
  • En ape om vinteren (Norway)
  • Majom a télben (Hungary)
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Trivia 15th grossing movie of the year in France. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in My Journey Through French Cinema (2016). See more »

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