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The Hurried Man (1977)

L'homme pressé (original title)
Pierre is an antique dealer living in our modern fast paced society. The rub is he tries to move even faster than the surrounding world. Alain Delon and Mireille Darc (Pierre's wife) starr

Director:

Édouard Molinaro

Writers:

Paul Morand (from the novel by) (as Paul Morand de l'Académie française), Maurice Rheims (adaptation) (as Maurice Rheims de l'Académie française) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Pierre Niox
Mireille Darc ... Edwige
Monica Guerritore ... Marie
Marie Déa ... Madame de Bois-Rosé - la mère
Christian Barbier Christian Barbier ... Le cardiologue
André Falcon André Falcon ... L'expert
Stefano Patrizi ... Vivien
Felice Andreasi ... Le réceptionniste de l'hôtel Daniela
Michel Duchaussoy ... Justin
Henri Attal Henri Attal
Baaron Baaron
Bhime Souaré Bhime Souaré ... (as Souaré Bhime)
Philippe Brigaud
Geoffrey Carey Geoffrey Carey ... Le décorateur (as Geoffroy Carey)
Suzanne Carra Suzanne Carra ... (as Suzanne Carra)
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Pierre Nioux is a charming wealthy self-made dealer of arts and antiques, who lives in a hurry without spending time. When he buys a disputed house in the country, the daughter of the former owner, Edwige, meets his in a judicial contest and ends getting married with him. Pierre has a serious beginning of a heart attack, but he is disputing an expensive and rare Etruscan vase and does not pay much attention to his doctor. Meanwhile, Edwige gets pregnant and although loving him, she leaves home and hides herself from Pierre, who wants to anticipate her delivery in order to not waste nine months. Will he get the vase? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 August 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Man in a Hurry See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Alain Delon drives a 1974 BMW 3.0L in the movie. See more »

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Weird and Original Tale of a Very Stressed Man, Who Cannot Afford to Waste Time
28 March 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Pierre Nioux (Alains Delon) is a charming wealthy self-made dealer of arts and antiques, who lives in a hurry without spending time. When he buys a disputed house in the country, the daughter of the former owner, Edwige (Mireille Darc), meets his in a judicial contest and ends getting married with him. Pierre has a serious beginning of a heart attack, but he is disputing an expensive and rare Etruscan vase and does not pay much attention to his doctor. Meanwhile, Edwige gets pregnant and although loving him, she leaves home and hides herself from Pierre, who wants to anticipate her delivery in order to not waste nine months. Will he get the vase?

"L'homme pressé" is a weird and original movie with a very interesting and intriguing storyline. The performances of the cast is outstanding, highlighting the magnificent Alain Delon, in the role of a very stressed man who cannot afford to reduce his intense rhythm of life. He transmits this sensation to the viewer, in a great direction. Unfortunately, the VHS released in Brazil is dubbed in English, but anyway, this curious film deserves to be watched at least once. Further, the Brazilian title is ridiculous, giving a wrong idea of the lead character. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Um Homem Sem Escrúpulos" ("A Man Without Scrupulous")

Note: On 26 August 2016, I saw this film again.


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