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My Uncle Benjamin (1969)

Mon oncle Benjamin (original title)
In the amorous mid 18th century under Louis XV, a country doctor risks danger and prison to pursue his seduction of the women of the bourgeoisie.

Director:

Édouard Molinaro
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Brel ... Le docteur Benjamin Rathery
Claude Jade ... Manette
Bernard Alane ... Le vicomte Hector de Pont-Cassé
Rosy Varte Rosy Varte ... Bettine Machecourt
Paul Frankeur ... Le docteur Minxit
Alfred Adam Alfred Adam ... Le sergent
Bernard Blier ... Le marquis de Cambyse
Carlo Alighiero Carlo Alighiero ... L'intendant du marquis
Lyne Chardonnet Lyne Chardonnet ... Arabelle Minxit
Robert Dalban ... Jean-Pierre - l'aubergiste
Armand Mestral ... Machecourt
Paul Préboist ... Le notaire Parlenta
Daniela Surina Daniela Surina ... La marquise de Cambyse
Christine Aurel Christine Aurel ... Madame Chapelle
Gérard Boucaron Gérard Boucaron ... Le docteur Fata
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Frankreich 17.Jh: Landarzt Benjamin liebt die reizende Gastwirtstochter Manette. Doch Manette kennt ihn als unverbesserlichen Schürzenjäger und verlangt vor der Liebe die Heirat. Als Benjamin bereit ist, verweigert Manettes geiziger Vater seine Tochter. Doch der junge Hector hilft dem beim Marquis in Ungnade gefallenen Benjamin. Am Ende folgt Manette ihrem Benjmain auch ohne Trauschein ins Exil. Written by Cisnadie <Karl.Fleischer@munich.netsurf.de>

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Remember that innocent young man, Benjamin? Now he's 10 years older and will never be that innocent again.

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French visa # 34384. See more »

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Referenced in Molinaro, un esprit libre (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Mourir pour mourir
Written and performed by Jacques Brel.
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Welcome back, old friend
1 August 2000 | by MarioBSee all my reviews

Like the viewer Gilles, from Paris, I have seen many times this film on late night TV when I was a teenager in the 1970's. It was one of my favorite film. More than 20 years later, I just saw it again on late night TV and I was surprise how I was familiar to all the jokes, the words, the acting, just like I was with a very old friend. This is a beautiful film! There's a sparkle to it that makes it unforgettable. Also, I think that the caracter Benjamin, played by singer Jacques Brel, looks a lot like his wonderful songs. Brel was never a great actor, but here, he seems to play himself in a very warm way. The rest of the cast is also unique. Now, I have this on tape and I will see my old friend anytime I want.


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Country:

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Language:

French

Release Date:

28 November 1969 (France) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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