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Charles, Dead or Alive (1969)

Charles mort ou vif (original title)
On the 100th anniversary of the founding of a watchmaking company in Geneva, Charles Dé the founder's 50-year-old grandson has had it: he speaks eccentrically to a reporter, recognizing his... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
François Simon ... Charles Dé
Marcel Robert ... Paul
Marie-Claire Dufour ... Adeline
André Schmidt ... Pierre Dé, fils de Charles
Maya Simon ... Marianne Dé, fille de Charles
Michéle Martel ... Germaine Dé, la femme de Charles
Jo Excoffier ... Reporter de TV
Walter Schochli ... Le détective
Jean-Pierre Moriaud ... L'avocat
Jean-Luc Bideau ... Le premier infirmier / Ambulance Driver
Francis Reusser ... Le second infirmier
Janine Christoffe ... La femme de chambre
Pierre Verdan ... Le patron de bistrot
Antoine Bordier ... Le réceptionniste de l'hôtel
Liliane Bovard
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On the 100th anniversary of the founding of a watchmaking company in Geneva, Charles Dé the founder's 50-year-old grandson has had it: he speaks eccentrically to a reporter, recognizing his grandfather as a craftsman and his son as a businessman, but is evasive about himself. He gives his family the slip and moves in with a young couple he meets by chance, doing the cooking, reading, drinking, and engaging in philosophical discussions with them. The young couple comes to love Charles. In secret, he stays in touch with a daughter, and the rest of the family hires a private investigator to find him, setting in motion a business take-over that threatens his Bohemian happiness. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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