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Charles and Lucie (1979)

Charles et Lucie (original title)
Charles and Lucie, an old and poor couple, inherits a luxurious house in the South of France.

Director:

Nelly Kaplan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Charles
Ginette Garcin ... Lucie
Jean-Marie Proslier Jean-Marie Proslier ... Léon
Samson Fainsilber Samson Fainsilber ... Le gobeur d'oeufs
Georges Claisse Georges Claisse ... Nérac
Guy Grosso ... De la Madriguière
Marcel Gassouk Marcel Gassouk ... Le chef déménageur
Albert Konan-Koffi Albert Konan-Koffi ... Le gardien de la décharge
Henri Tisot Henri Tisot ... Le gradé municipal
Albert Lerda Albert Lerda ... L'agent municipal
Robert Beauvais Robert Beauvais ... Le gardien aux tics
Julie Turin Julie Turin ... Le petite fille aux oiseaux
Josy Andrieu Josy Andrieu ... La mère de la petite fille aux oiseaux
Féodor Atkine ... Le tueur fou
Jacques Hansen Jacques Hansen ... L'inspecteur principal
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Charles and Lucie, an old and poor couple, inherits a luxurious house in the South of France.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 September 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Charles and Lucie See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyères, Var, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Magical tale of hope in the face of futility
2 August 2008 | by doublescorpSee all my reviews

I saw this movie in Auckland New Zealand around 1980 and went to the cinema to see it 3+ times - taking all my friends with me. The third time the cinema owner came to the screening to announce that with this film his cinema had finally broken even in takings. It was a huge hit with the NZ art-house audience and is still one of my all-time favourite films that changed the way I saw movies and life.

I loved the magic mixed in with the ordinariness of the lives of the two middle-aged protagonists who found a new future by taking a risk on their own abilities. Poignant and with a gentle almost ironic humour you begin to want this easily fooled couple to win the game of life as it were. Watch it.


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