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Un enfant dans la foule, Movie, 1976 IMDB

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  • A Child in the Crowd

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DidierF FR

2014-12-23 20:29


Some of you know Gérard Blain as an actor, for Duvivier's Voici le temps des assassins (1956), Chabrol's Le beau Serge (1958) or Les cousins (1959), and Mocky's Les vierges (1963).

He also had a try as director, like here:
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It's a very soft spoken story, sad but not desperate, of coming of age, in a troubled time (but aren't the times of adolescence always troubled?).

At least partly autobiographical, there is nothing of the noise and fantasies of Truffaut's 400 Coups, here. The acting is very restrained, in Bressonesque way I'd say (yes, I dare).

Here is Blain, in one of the last seconds of the movie,
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crossing path with the young Paul (César Chauveau), his almost double who is going to play an extra in Les enfants du Paradis, just like Blain did for real when he was his age.

Certainly a movie worth a second viewing.

Motor-wise, nothing glittering.

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