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Stavisky... (1974)

Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during ... See full summary »

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Alain Resnais

Writer:

Jorge Semprún
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Serge Alexandre Stavisky
François Périer ... Albert Borelli
Anny Duperey ... Arlette
Michael Lonsdale ... Docteur Mézy
Roberto Bisacco ... Juan Montalvo de Montalbon
Claude Rich ... Inspecteur Bonny
Charles Boyer ... Le baron Jean Raoul
Pierre Vernier Pierre Vernier ... Me Pierre Grammont
Marcel Cuvelier Marcel Cuvelier ... Inspecteur Boussaud
Van Doude ... Inspecteur principal Gardet
Jacques Spiesser Jacques Spiesser ... Michel Grandville
Michel Beaune ... Le journaliste maître-chanteur
Maurice Jacquemont Maurice Jacquemont ... Gauthier
Silvia Badescu Silvia Badescu ... Erna Wolfgang
Jacques Eyser Jacques Eyser ... Véricourt
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Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during the early 30s. But nothing lasts forever and when his great scam involving hundreds millions of francs gets exposed result is an unprecedented scandal that almost caused a civil war. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

15 May 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Biarritz-Bonheur See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

On February 7, 1934, the French Ministry of the Interior and the Paris Police Prefecture banned the showing of newsreel footage of the previous day's mêlée by right-wing royalists, war veterans and members of the anti-semitic, nationalist, anti-republican Action Francaise movement, who rioted to bring down the Daladier government over the Stavisky affair. The riots left 17 dead and 116 wounded. One Parisian cinema, Reginald Ford's Cineac Theatre, defied the censorship to show footage of the riots by the reactionary forces, which had been caught on-camera by French and foreign newsreel photographers. See more »

Quotes

Serge Alexandre Stavisky: Tomorrow morning, I'll hold a press conference. I'm going to blow the whole mess wide open!
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Version of Stolen Holiday (1937) See more »

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"STAVISKY" A must see masterpiece..Stephen Sondheim wrote Music score
16 June 2005 | by victorsargeantSee all my reviews

"Whew..." If you liked "Enchanted April" or "Harold and Maude" "To Kill a Mocking Bird"...."Stavisky" rates amount them, as an old time Impressionistic work of film Art.

Stephen Sondheim, liked the movie, enough, to write the music for the picture. Rarely, does Sondheim write for film. "Reds" and one other perhaps.

The soundtrack is available with the Lincoln Center's concert performance of "Follies". I am so grateful they have kept this music alive for us.

Takes place in the 20's, mysterious gangsters, French, Monte Carlo, and a charming love story. Casting is perfect. Cinephotography is hazy like an impressionistic painting, texture, faded color, but warm in tone. The Art Direction is breathtaking, with vintage clothes, automobiles, airplanes, white roses, fragrances, smooth satin movements,with that the "haunting music" which enriches each shot. BRAVO


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