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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

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 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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Storyline

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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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 November 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

My Uncle Benjamin See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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French visa # 34384. See more »

Connections

Version of Mein Onkel Benjamin (1973) See more »

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Mourir pour mourir
Written and performed by Jacques Brel.
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Picaresque and highly entertaining
8 October 1999 | by gtranSee all my reviews

I have fond memories of this movie, which used to be shown on French TV repeatedly in the 70's, and not only because of Jacques Brel. This is picaresque at its best, the story of a XVIIIe Century country doctor prone to applied libertinism (preferably in haystacks with well-endowed girls) and free-thinking. Shot in 1969, its "paillardise" - bawdiness - is perhaps as faithful to the original novel as to its own time, and absolutely enjoyable. Think about a mixture of Cyrano and Tom Jones (the movie, not the singer). Brel is wonderful, though again the sympathetic proto-revolutionary hero, as are Claude Jade and the rest of a colorful cast.


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