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The Bear and the Doll (1970)

L'ours et la poupée (original title)
GP | | Comedy | 16 September 1971 (USA)
Cellist Gaspard is living in a big house in the country with his son and three nieces. He likes being quiet. One day, his modest car bumps into a Rolls-Royce, driven by Felicia, a young, ... See full summary »

Director:

Michel Deville

Writers:

Nina Companeez (adaptation), Nina Companeez (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brigitte Bardot ... Felicia
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Gaspard
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Ivan
Georges Claisse Georges Claisse ... Stephane
Patrick Gilles Patrick Gilles ... Titus
Julien Verdier Julien Verdier ... Tabard
Claude Beauthéac Claude Beauthéac ... Millot
Jean Lescot Jean Lescot ... Bernard
Olivier Stroh Olivier Stroh ... Arthur
Patricia Darmon Patricia Darmon ... Mariette
Sabine Haudepin Sabine Haudepin ... Julie
Valérie Stroh Valérie Stroh ... Charlotte
Claude Jetter Claude Jetter ... Hippie girl
Johanna Maniez Johanna Maniez
Hélène Arié Hélène Arié
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Cellist Gaspard is living in a big house in the country with his son and three nieces. He likes being quiet. One day, his modest car bumps into a Rolls-Royce, driven by Felicia, a young, beautiful, wealthy and temperamental woman. And she knows it. She is very angry at him because he seems not to be under her charm. She decides to seduce him, but Gaspard did not feel like letting his life being invaded by such a woman. Written by Yepok

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

The old Belfast library has been converted to a craft ale bar and called after this film with stencils of Brigitte Bardot on its walls. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD from Koch Vision is in black and white and dubbed in English. See more »

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Semiramis
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Written by Gioachino Rossini
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Clever, tempting and deliciously funny
10 October 2006 | by opus125-1See all my reviews

Irresistibly tempting the socialite model urban Felicity (Bridget Bardot) duels her seductive charms against the baffling and equally determined country cellist Gaspard (Jean-Pierre Cassel) who refuses to return the compliment. Mostly played out at Gaspards country home over one evening, Nina Companéez and Michel Deville's plot allow both actors to display their versatility. Particularly appealing is one scene when Felicity has Gaspard act as a woman and she takes on the role of a man wanting to get his way with with 'her'. We see Bardot, always flirtatious, but strongly characterised and not just portrayed as a flimsy 'sex kitten' such as in "Les Novices'. When together, Cassal and Bardots performances are so palpably magnetic, that some scenes of them alone seem inferior. Totally absorbing.


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