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The Old Gun (1975)

Le vieux fusil (original title)
In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu in a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, he asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter in ... See full summary »

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Robert Enrico
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Noiret ... Julien Dandieu
Romy Schneider ... Clara Dandieu
Jean Bouise ... François
Joachim Hansen ... L'officier S.S.
Robert Hoffmann ... Le lieutenant
Karl Michael Vogler ... Docteur Müller
Caroline Bonhomme Caroline Bonhomme ... Florence Dandieu (8 years)
Catherine Delaporte Catherine Delaporte ... Florence Dandieu (13 years)
Madeleine Ozeray ... Julien's Mother
Daniel Breton Daniel Breton
Jean-Paul Cisife Jean-Paul Cisife ... Le chef milicien
Antoine Saint-John ... German soldier killed in the kitchen
Maurice Bes Maurice Bes
Bernard Bireaud Bernard Bireaud
Jean Le Boulbar Jean Le Boulbar
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Storyline

In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu in a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, he asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter in the back country village where Julien has an old castle. One week later, Julien decided to meet then for the week end, but the Germans are already occupying the village. Written by Jean-Yves Simon <simon@wotangate.micro.ti.com>

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Revenge has never been so sweet! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

22 August 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Vengeance One by One See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lino Ventura was asked to have Philippe Noiret's character but Ventura refused because it was too violent for him. See more »

Goofs

Close to the end, when Julien burned the whole room together with the SS Officer, a crew member with fire extinguisher can be seen on the right side of the scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

West German theatrical version was changed to show German soldiers in a less inhuman way. Some scenes were deleted, others were substituted. The East German version was unchanged. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Man Bites Dog (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Vieux Fusil 1944
Written and Performed by François de Roubaix Et Orchestre
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A wonderful movie - but I must notify of one bad feature.
13 August 2014 | by reubenvictoorSee all my reviews

Many people have already made clear why this movie is so incredibly good. It is definitely worth watching.

There is one thing however that bothers me in this movie. Without spoiling, you will see that this man cares so much more about his wife than his daughter. This is awfully unrealistic for the hero in a movie, but necessary seen the famous actress playing the wife (they had to give her more screen time).

Other than that, the action is great for its time. It is a realistic revenge story, so don't expect Jason Statham killing over a 100 Nazi's in half an hour. This movie keeps it real and touches your heart, don't watch it for the action.


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