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Le tonnerre de Dieu (1965)

| Comedy, Drama | 1965 (Italy)
Léandre Brassac is a misanthrope and alcoholic, who lives on a large remote county estate with his wife, Marie. Brassac has a reputation as a violent and unpredictable man, but who has a love for animals, particularly dogs.

Director:

Denys de La Patellière (as Denys de La Patelliere)

Writers:

Bernard Clavel (novel), Denys de La Patellière (screenplay and adaptation) (as Denys de La Patelliere) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Léandre Brassac
Michèle Mercier ... Simone Leboucher
Robert Hossein ... Marcel
Georges Géret ... Roger (as Georges Geret)
Emma Danieli Emma Danieli ... La dame au teckel (as Emma Danielli)
Ellen Schwiers ... Françoise
Nino Vingelli ... Le patron du café
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Le prêtre
Louis Arbessier Louis Arbessier ... Bricard, le ministre
Léa Gray Léa Gray ... La taulière
Danielle Durou Danielle Durou ... Une fille
Lydie Balmer Lydie Balmer ... Une fille
Nicole Beurggrave Nicole Beurggrave ... Une fille
Mireille Galot Mireille Galot ... Une fille
Paul Pavel Paul Pavel ... L'ami de Marcel
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Léandre Brassac is a misanthrope and alcoholic, who lives on a large remote county estate with his wife, Marie. Brassac has a reputation as a violent and unpredictable man, but who has a love for animals, particularly dogs.

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France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

1965 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Auch eine französische Ehe See more »

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Mono (Westrex)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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German actress Lilli Palmer was not dubbed, which was quite unusual for French films of this period. See more »

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Gabin meets Angelique
11 October 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

It was the sixties and Gabin's career was still commercially buoyant .Well,artistically,it was downhill.With few exceptions ,most of the movies of the sixties and seventies are simply forgettable.Such is "le Tonnerre de Dieu" .At the time Michèle Mercier and Robert Hossein were the heroes of the storylike saga "Angélique Marquise des Anges" .Pairing both of them with Gabin was nothing but a commercial trick.Mercier plays the hooker and Hossein her pimp.Gabin ,a vet surgeon,falls in love with her and defends her against the villain.But the vet's neighbor also falls for the girl.

This could have been made in the thirties,and Denys De La Patellière 's listless directing does not help.


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