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Un gosse de la butte (1964)

A young brat lives in a popular part of Paris with his mother whose companion is a kind athletic black man.


Maurice Delbez


Robert Sabatier (novel), Maurice Delbez (adaptation) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Robinson ... Hélène
René Lefèvre ... Monsieur Bosquet
Serge Nubret Serge Nubret ... Vincent
Lucienne Bogaert ... Madame Tournier
Suzanne Gabriello Suzanne Gabriello ... La voisine
Daniel Jacquinot Daniel Jacquinot ... Alain
Roland Demongeot Roland Demongeot ... Un enfant
Erik Baruck Erik Baruck ... Capdevert, un enfant
Serge Srour Serge Srour ... Un enfant
Dominique Lartigue Dominique Lartigue ... Un enfant
Christine Simon Christine Simon ... La petite fille amoureuse d'Alain
Jean-Jacques Steen Jean-Jacques Steen
Joseph Cottin Joseph Cottin
Seigneur Seigneur
François Dalou François Dalou


A brat,Alain,lives with his mother,an aging woman who owns a cafe- grocery-dairy on Belleville-Menilmontant heights in Paris.His mom 's lover ,a black man, moves in with them .The boy is jealous, and his pals on the street fuel his ordinary racism.Vincent ,the newcomer, is a strong sensitive young man whose kindness wins Alain over.Even his school mates like to play with this sturdy sportsman who takes them to an imaginary elephant hunt.However ,a tragedy a few blocks away calls everything into question. Written by dbdumonteil

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Outstanding Nubret
11 August 2020 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

As a former bodybuilder myself, when I was young, Serge Nubret was my idol, the greatest French bodybuilder of all times. He even competed against Arnold Schwarzenneger in Pretoria in 1975, racism countryland in this period. In this film, Nubret is very thin, compared to what he was on stage, believe me. This was a great surprise to find Nubret here in an almost major role, unlike the others he will have later: LE PROFESSIONEL, UN CONDE. But in the series PETIT DEJEUNER COMPRIS, in the late seventies, he will be a good Pierre Mondy's and Marie Christine Barrault's costar, also in the Belleville district, where Nubret had his own gym, first Rue rébéval and later Rue du Buisson St Louis, where I trained a lot. Back to this sweet little film, full of charm for an old timer like me, and Old Paris ever lover, this is a wonderful surprise, delightful. It speaks of racism in a nearly similar way as GUESS WHO IS COMING TO DINNER, but Nubret is not Sid Poitier. I like this cute little film. A lost Paris....As we also saw in LE BALLON ROUGE, the same Belleville and Menilmontant district. Montmartre is not the only and main hill of Paris.

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2 December 1964 (France) See more »

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Alain és a néger See more »

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Les Films de Mai See more »
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