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The Toy (1976)

Le jouet (original title)
When François, a journalist, is touring a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. All afraid of the despotic industrialist who is also... See full summary »

Director:

Francis Veber

Writer:

Francis Veber
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Richard ... François Perrin
Michel Bouquet ... Pierre Rambal-Cochet
Fabrice Greco Fabrice Greco ... Eric Rambal-Cochet
Jacques François ... Blénac
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Le père de famille
Charles Gérard Charles Gérard ... Le photographe
Michel Aumont ... Le directeur du magasin
Suzy Dyson Suzy Dyson ... Madame Rambal-Crochet
Gérard Jugnot ... Pignier
Michel Robin ... Le domestique
Michèle Sand Michèle Sand ... Nicole Perrin
Alix Mahieux Alix Mahieux ... La gouvernante
Lyne Chardonnet Lyne Chardonnet ... Mlle Blond
Lyvia D'Alche Lyvia D'Alche ... L'hôtesse
Yves Barsacq Yves Barsacq ... Robert
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Storyline

When François, a journalist, is touring a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. All afraid of the despotic industrialist who is also the newspaper's owner, François is forced to agree to this masquerade. Becoming the friend of the child, he induces him, who wants to make a newspaper, to unveil publicly the real tyrannical way of life of his father. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 December 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Toy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Referenced in Francis Veber artisan du rire: La saga Pignon (2001) See more »

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Wonderful Movie
29 July 2008 | by cepheidSee all my reviews

I saw this movie in French when I was 12 yo, and then a year after with Spanish subtitles. I watched I believe, 3 or 4 times over a two week vacation.

It is a movie that I wish my children had seen in the same context I watched it. It is a movie that teaches a very strong message in a very funny way. Values were prevalent in the French movies of back then, nowadays sex and scandal have taken over.

Pierre Richards is phenomenal in this movie. It became part of only a handful of movies that I watched as a child that I still remember.

We need in the US to find a more expedite way to watch foreign films. The offer is simply just an insignificant part of what is out there. Netflix does not carry it. We need a distributor!


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