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Le garçu (1995)

Antoine is four years old. His father Gerard leaves his mother Sophie. Gerard has several mistresses, but never knows how to leave them. Sophie takes a new lover, Jeannot.

Director:

Maurice Pialat

Writers:

Maurice Pialat (scenario and dialogue), Sylvie Pialat (scenario and dialogue) (as Sylvie Danton)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Gerard
Géraldine Pailhas ... Sophie
Antoine Pialat Antoine Pialat ... Antoine
Dominique Rocheteau Dominique Rocheteau ... Jeannot
Fabienne Babe Fabienne Babe ... Cathy
Elisabeth Depardieu Elisabeth Depardieu ... Micheline
Claude Davy Claude Davy ... Le Garçu
Isabelle Costacurta Isabelle Costacurta ... Isabelle
Isabelle Roche Isabelle Roche
Reshmah Madhoo Reshmah Madhoo
Ti Louis Felicité Ti Louis Felicité
Isabelle Séjourne Isabelle Séjourne
Claire de Nouel Claire de Nouel
Celine Jourdain Celine Jourdain
Florence Tardieu Florence Tardieu
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Antoine is four years old. His father Gerard leaves his mother Sophie. Gerard has several mistresses, but never knows how to leave them. Sophie takes a new lover, Jeannot.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le Garcu See more »

Filming Locations:

Cunhat, Puy-de-Dôme, France

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Budget:

€10,290,000 (estimated)
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Last film directed by Maurice Pialat. See more »

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YOU'VE BEEN FLIRTING AGAIN
par Björk
(Björk (as B. Gudmundsdottir))
Ed. POLYGRAM MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD.
© 1995 BJÖRK OVERSEAS LTD./ONE LITTLE INDIAN LTD.
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# 04 : Slices of life a bit overrated (vhs)
27 June 2018 | by lamegabyteSee all my reviews

Like all dramatic french directors, Pialat is considered as a genius: however this movie isn't so great: it's a story of a parents getting separated: sure the scenes are really authentic and close to a onstage play but a movie is also a rhythm and a story and here it's pretty flat and really disjointed! the scenes are stuck together and at the end emotion doesn't get crescendo: the kid is rather transparent, Gégé is not particularly exuberant this time, the old football player should have stayed on the field so yes Géraldine is the only highlight of this movie: it was great to see her as a mother and she was really moving as a hurt girlfriend and for sure, her voice, her charm and her kindness do the rest...


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