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Mado (1976)

Middle-aged businessman, Simon Léotard finds his future in jeopardy when his partner Julien commits suicide after having accumulated a mass of debts. Simon's unscrupulous business rival ... See full summary »

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Claude Sautet
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Piccoli ... Simon Léotard
Ottavia Piccolo ... Mado
Jacques Dutronc ... Pierre
Charles Denner ... Reynald Manecca
Romy Schneider ... Hélène
Julien Guiomar ... Lépidon
Claude Dauphin ... Vaudable
Michel Aumont ... Aimé Barachet
Jean Bouise ... André
André Falcon André Falcon ... Mathelin
Benoît Allemane Benoît Allemane ... Antoine
Jacques Richard Jacques Richard ... Girbal
Jean-Denis Robert Jean-Denis Robert ... Alex
Nicolas Vogel Nicolas Vogel ... Maxime
Marc Chapiteau Marc Chapiteau ... Francis
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Middle-aged businessman, Simon Léotard finds his future in jeopardy when his partner Julien commits suicide after having accumulated a mass of debts. Simon's unscrupulous business rival Lépidon offers to save him from bankruptcy by buying his company, at a discount rate. Reluctant to fall into Lépidon's trap, Simon decides to resolve the crisis himself. A prostitute, Mado, provides him with the solution to his problems... Written by Anonymous

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You'll Remember Her Name!

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Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 October 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dekle Mado See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Connections

Referenced in Animal (1977) See more »

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Performed by Hubert Rostaing Et Son Orchestre featuring John Surman on Baritone Saxophone
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Grande Classe
26 April 2002 | by wobelixSee all my reviews

25 years old, sober camera-work and set in and around Paris that we don't really get to see, and yet this is a pure gem. Actors that don't act but are their characters, with Piccoli amazing as ever, and a way too brief an appearance of Romy Schneider -for about ten minutes- that will be truely unforgettable for any movie-lover. A gripping story too, with a political undercurrent that seems to be of every day. A marvelous film, surely not to be missed !!


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