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L'homme pressé (1977)

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

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Édouard Molinaro

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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 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 »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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A king ain't satisfied till he owns everything!(Bruce Springsteen)
19 November 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A remake was made this very year (a made-for-TV work) in which Anthony Delon takes on his daddy's part.I have not seen it but the 1977 work is an oasis in the desert of Delon's movies in the seventies (except for the masterful "M.Klein" ,the two Alain Jessua and at a pinch Giovanni's "deux hommes dans la ville").Even his then-partner Mireille Darc succeeds in showing some emotion.

Delon portrays a man who wants to buy valuable things from the manuscripts of the Middle-Ages to masterpieces .But unlike his character in the remarkable "M.Klein" (1975)he buys for the sake of buying,of leaving the others behind.His assistant is played by Michel Duchaussoy,who serves the star as a foil,as he did in "traitement de choc" and "Armaguedon" the two Jessua works.And however Duchaussoy is at least as good an actor as Delon.

The film does not lack tempo ,which is necessary when you deal with such a subject: a man in a hurry.His attitude becomes more and more pathological as he tells his wife that it takes too long to get a child and seven months are enough,cause the baby is "complete".


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