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Malevil (1981)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 13 May 1981 (France)
In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Serrault ... Emmanuel Comte
Jacques Dutronc ... Colin
Jacques Villeret ... Momo
Robert Dhéry ... Peyssou
Hanns Zischler ... Le vétérinaire (as Hans Zischler)
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Fulbert
Pénélope Palmer ... Evelyne
Emilie Lihou Emilie Lihou ... La Menou (as Émilie Lihou)
Jacqueline Parent Jacqueline Parent ... Cathy
Guy Saint-Jean Guy Saint-Jean ... Un 'gendarme'
Marianik Revillon Marianik Revillon ... Emma
Béatrice Houplain Béatrice Houplain
Reine Bartève Reine Bartève ... Judith (as Reine Barteve)
Eduard Linkers Eduard Linkers ... Fabrelatre
Marianne Wischmann ... Madame Tingal
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In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his employees. As they are drinking wine, they hear a terrible noise and the heat's getting higher and higher. They don't realize what's happening: when they come out of the cellar, they realize that everything has burned, and all the buildings are destroyed... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 May 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Malevil - Die Bombe ist gefallen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The film takes place in the late 1990s. See more »

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Version of Malevil (2009) See more »

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Clumsy sci-fi.
23 October 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Check the title :it's the best thing the film has to offer:a word made of two words "mal " (French) and "evil" (English) which have the same meaning.

It was intended to be "rural" sci-fi without a Charlton Heston type hero.The problem lies in the fact that the movies with Heston ("planet of the apes" of course" but also "the omega man" and "solyent greeen") are damn better than the pitiful French attempt.The cast is not very exciting (Jacques Villeret is not efficient as a drama actor and Jacques Dutronc is a singer,as the precedent user says ,this does not make him an actor for all that).The post apocalyptic future was already a hackneyed subject at the time and the conclusion is clumsy ,unsatisfying ,it takes no chances ,raises no questions does not appeal or repel.

Word to the wise:2 Christian de Challonges movies are much more interesting :"l'alliance" (1970) and "le bel été 14"(1996) and too bad if their ratings are lower.Wait and see.


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