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Le cinéma de papa (1971)

Young Jewish man tries to find his way in 1960's Paris while pondering whether to follow his father into the fur business or go into films.

Director:

Claude Berri

Writer:

Claude Berri
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yves Robert ... Henri Roger Langmann
Hénia Suchar Hénia Suchar ... Betty Langmann - La mère (as Hénia Ziv)
Claude Berri ... Claude Langmann adulte
Alain Cohen ... Claude Langmann enfant
Gérard Barray ... Richard
Teddy Bilis Teddy Bilis ... Salomon
François Billetdoux François Billetdoux ... Albert Soifran - l'auteur
Philippe de Broca ... Jean Timent
Mick Dejon Mick Dejon
Arlette Gilbert Arlette Gilbert ... Simone
Prudence Harrington Prudence Harrington ... Sarah
Francis Lemarque Francis Lemarque ... Lazarus
Marianne Sureau Marianne Sureau ... Arlette Langmann adolescente
Jean-Claude Amyl Jean-Claude Amyl
Henri Attal Henri Attal ... Un acteur
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Young Jewish man tries to find his way in 1960's Paris while pondering whether to follow his father into the fur business or go into films.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le cancre See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Claude Berri's family saga
16 October 2005 | by bob998See all my reviews

Berri enjoys telling his stories so much that you feel embarrassed to point out that the material often is pretty thin. This tale of a young Jewish man trying to find his way in Paris in the 60's (will he follow his father into the fur business, or go into films?) is told with such brio, and the actors are encouraged to make the best of their gifts. Gregoire Aslan, for instance, is very funny here (and in Mazel Tov also), much more than in the routine comedies he cranked out for Hollywood. Berri plays himself with his usual hang-dog charm.

But the real star of this picture is Yves Robert, who is tremendous as the father. The scenes in the fur-cutting workshop, where everyone is singing Yiddish songs, the bar where Robert regales his associates with stories of his son's movie career, the home where Robert starts to write scenarios because he's been bitten by the same bug as Claude; they are all well realized. Superb acting, shame about the story.


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