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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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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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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Featured in Claude Sautet ou La magie invisible (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Mado (Générique)
Written by Philippe Sarde
Performed by Hubert Rostaing Et Son Orchestre featuring John Surman on Baritone Saxophone
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Pretentious..
15 January 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Sautet had jettisoned his films noirs influences which gave the great "Classes tous Risques" and the good "L'Arme à Gauche" .One could have thought that "Max et les Ferrailleurs" his best film in the seventies would herald a return to form as well as a return to what he did best.

But "Vincent François ,Paul et les Autres " had continued his chronicles of bourgeois-with-a-tender-heart which "Cesar et Rosalie" had begun ("les Choses de la Vie" is a different matter since it has an emotional power the subsequent works have not) "Mado" is more of the same.Bourgeois "in danger of despair" to quote Sautet himself.And zombie Dutronc on top of that.The scene when the cars get bogged down in the mud is the most grotesque metaphor I 've ever seen in a movie."It's the movie itself which gets bogged down " sneered the critics at the time.

Romy Schneider's fans ,beware!Her appearance does not exceed five minutes (in a 2hours+ movie)!


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