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The Diary of an Innocent Boy (1968)

Benjamin ou Les mémoires d'un puceau (original title)
Young innocent aristocrat Benjamin comes to live with his Countess aunt. Her lover teaches him the techniques of seduction and sends him to test them, first on the maids, then on the upper class Anne and finally on the countess herself.

Director:

Michel Deville

Writers:

Nina Companeez (original scenario), Michel Deville (original scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michèle Morgan ... Comtesse Gabrielle de Valandry
Michel Piccoli ... Le comte Philippe de Saint-Germain
Pierre Clémenti ... Benjamin
Catherine Deneuve ... Anne de Clécy
Francine Bergé Francine Bergé ... Marion
Anna Gaël ... Célestine
Catherine Rouvel Catherine Rouvel ... Victorine
Tania Torrens Tania Torrens ... Mme De Chartres
Odile Versois ... La conseillère
Simone Bach Simone Bach ... Mme La Tour
Angelo Bardi Angelo Bardi ... Basile
Sacha Briquet Sacha Briquet ... Celestin
André Cellier André Cellier ... Le conseiller
Lyne Chardonnet Lyne Chardonnet ... Jacotte
Madeleine Damien Madeleine Damien ... La vieille dame
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Storyline

France, 1750s; Benjamin has spent his entire childhood and early adolescence in the sole company of his tutor Camille. Now that he is 17, he must go to live with his aunt Countess of Valandry and her lover, a Don Juan, Count Philippe de Saint-Germain, two wealthy aristocrats, at the château de Valandry. When he arrives at his aunt's estate, he is as pure as a boy of his age can be and his relatives' libertine lifestyle comes as a surprise to him. Fortunately for him, there is an abundance of attractive young women who are more than willing to help him make the transition from boyhood to manhood. After all, it is the duty of those who know to teach those who know not. It amuses Benjamin that Comte de Saint-Germain should throw over his mistress and go chasing after a younger woman, Anne, an orphan. Amid the wild revelry of a party, Anne offers herself to Benjamin to complete his initiation in the ways of love - before she takes the count as her husband. Written by lament

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Hilarious sensual entertainment with Catherine Deneuve See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 March 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Diary of an Innocent Boy See more »

Filming Locations:

France

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Connections

Featured in A Gentle Woman (1969) See more »

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Sympony No. 88, Finale. Allegro con spirito
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Music by Franz Joseph Haydn (as Haydn)
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Hilarious, but not because of the movie
5 May 2016 | by ersbelSee all my reviews

The script is of very low quality. The acting is provincial. The costumes are of a lower quality than for a television drama. Fact checking is non existent. It might as well been set on the fictional world of Dune. But I don't feel like any of the famous French script writers has the skill and quality of somebody like Frank Herbert. So this last comparison is quite unfair when the best of the best in the French movie industry means a shallow love story weeded by biographical bits from the life of the writer. The dialogue is weak and stereotype.

Than what makes this piece of junk hilarious? The nerve of French intellectuals of laughing at Star Wars or XMen which still have more artistic value.

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