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Risky Business (1967)

Les risques du métier (original title)
Jean Doucet is a popular schoolmaster teaching in a small town in Normandy. At least he was... Until the day one of his pupils, Catherine Roussel, a garage owner's daughter, accuses him of ... See full summary »

Director:

André Cayatte

Writers:

André Cayatte, Jean Cornec (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Brel ... Jean Doucet
Emmanuelle Riva ... Suzanne Doucet
René Dary ... Monsieur Beaudoin - le maire
Nadine Alari ... Madame Arnaud
Christine Fabréga Christine Fabréga ... Madame Roussel
Jacques Harden Jacques Harden ... Robert Arnaud
Gabriel Gobin Gabriel Gobin ... Le juge d'instruction
Muriel Baptiste Muriel Baptiste ... Martine Augier
Christine Simon Christine Simon ... Brigitte Canet
Chantal Martin Chantal Martin ... Josette Monnier
Nathalie Nell Nathalie Nell ... Hélène Arnaud
Delphine Desyeux Delphine Desyeux ... Catherine Roussel
Claudine Berg Claudine Berg ... Madame Canet
Michel Buades Michel Buades ... Miguel Amado
Michel Charrel Michel Charrel ... Un détenu
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Storyline

Jean Doucet is a popular schoolmaster teaching in a small town in Normandy. At least he was... Until the day one of his pupils, Catherine Roussel, a garage owner's daughter, accuses him of trying to rape her. But although Doucet (happily married to schoolmistress Suzanne) has always had a conduct above reproach, the Roussels decide to file a complaint against him... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 December 1967 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A hivatás kockázata See more »

Filming Locations:

Louviers, Eure, France See more »

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Production Co:

Gaumont International See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Jacques Brel and Emmanuelle Riva are nicely directed by André Cayatte
8 September 2008 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Les Risques du Métier is a neglected classic of French cinema.Before this film was released no one had any idea about the risks which are usually associated with a job.There are not so many people who would consider that an innocent school teacher would be harassed by villagers for no fault of his own.It is one of those rare films which needs to be resuscitated so that today's young generation can profit by having a glimpse of famous french singer Jacques Brel.A film like this one needs to have a better distribution so that both the victim as well as the violator can get a chance to look at their tumultuous relationship.It is for this film that veteran French film director André Cayatte has decided to cast shadow on the taboo topic of child rape and its implications on society.Jacques Brel is absolutely marvelous as a school professor who is falsely accused of rape.There are no so many films that capture the wickedness of small children. This is a film which not only shows these small wimps but also describes in detail the behavior of small people in a country village.


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