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La horse (1970)

Near the Baie de la Seine swamps, opposite the Port of Le Havre, Auguste Maroilleur, an elderly farmer, exploits 400 hectares of crop land with the help of his family, over which he rules ... See full summary »

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Georges Godefroy (based on the novel by) (as Michel Lambesc), Pascal Jardin (scenario and adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Auguste Maroilleur
Danièle Ajoret Danièle Ajoret ... Louise
Michel Barbey ... Maurice
Christian Barbier Christian Barbier ... Léon
Pierre Dux ... Le juge d'instruction
Armando Francioli Armando Francioli ... Francis
Julien Guiomar ... Le commissaire
Eléonore Hirt ... Mathilde (as Éléonore Hirt)
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Hans
Félix Marten ... Marc
Orlane Paquin Orlane Paquin ... Véronique
Marc Porel ... Henri
André Weber André Weber ... Bien-Phu
Henri Attal Henri Attal ... Louis
Astrid Frank ... L'amie de Hans
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Storyline

Near the Baie de la Seine swamps, opposite the Port of Le Havre, Auguste Maroilleur, an elderly farmer, exploits 400 hectares of crop land with the help of his family, over which he rules with an iron hand. Things go awry the day he discovers one of his grandsons is involved in drug traffic. To make matters worse, the reckless youth has hidden the white powder in the Maroilleur farm. Without a moment's hesitation, Auguste gets rid of the toxic substance but, of course, the mob has different views... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 February 1970 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Honra da Família See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$762,333
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

According to Dominique Zardi in his biography, the cattle massacre with a jeep was of course fake, but the driver Zardi actually hit a cow who later died. Jean Gabin, who was himself a cattle baron in true life, was sad about this event because the dead cow was about to bring low. See more »

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L'Alouette
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Written and Performed by Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier
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Forgotten Gem of the French Gangster Genre
26 March 2017 | by mben111See all my reviews

Ever the tough guy, Jean Gabin plays a steely farm owner who runs a strict operation. When his grandson becomes involved with dangerous criminals, the family farm becomes a battleground. Gabin defends his home from the gangsters using equally brutal measures and traps. In addition to the criminals, the police begin to look in on the farm and the numerous deaths. Not Gabin's most complex performance, nor the most well constructed gangster flick, La Horse is still a satisfying, bloody thriller which is plenty fun worth looking for.


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