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Les nouveaux aristocrates (1961)

Denis, a hypersensitive teenager, is revolted both against his distant, pretentious, well-to-do parents and their superficial society firends and the stiff, intolerant catholic ... See full summary »

Director:

Francis Rigaud

Writers:

Francis Rigaud (screenplay), Michel de Saint-Pierre (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Paul Meurisse ... Le père Philippe de Maubrun
Maria Mauban Maria Mauban ... Elisabeth Prûlé-Rousseau
Yves Vincent ... Le docteur Pierre Prullé-Rousseau
Charles Belmont Charles Belmont ... Denis Prûlé-Rousseau
Catherine Sola Catherine Sola ... Marie-Bénédicte Prûlé-Rousseau nicknamed Mab
Michel Galabru ... Le père Menuzzi
Mireille Darc ... Milou Rivoire
Janine Vila Janine Vila ... Sylvie
Jacques Monod Jacques Monod ... Charles, l'avocat
Jean Ozenne Jean Ozenne ... Eloi Dolimaire, un romancier mondain
Serge Selmar Serge Selmar
Alain Franco Alain Franco
René Tramoni René Tramoni ... Un camarade de Denis (as René Renal)
Michel Gonzalès Michel Gonzalès
Philippe Héritier Philippe Héritier
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Denis, a hypersensitive teenager, is revolted both against his distant, pretentious, well-to-do parents and their superficial society firends and the stiff, intolerant catholic establishment in which he studies. Fortunately,he has an open-minded philosophy teacher, Father Philippe de Maubrun, who understands him and supports him in his distress. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 December 1961 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Siebzehnjährigen See more »

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Chronos Films See more »
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Mono
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Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.9 (1961) See more »

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Unexpected gravity from Rigaud and Vilfrid.
24 December 2004 | by guy-bellingerSee all my reviews

A harsh criticism of pretentious, heartless parents and their self-centered society friends, "Les Nouveaux Aristocrates" is also the sensitive portrayal of an engaging young rebel and the account of his friendship with his philosophy teacher, a priest unsure of his own faith. One could imagine either Bresson or Bergman or even Dreyer at the helm. And who should be responsible for this profound, thought-provoking drama but two kings of cheesy French comedy : Francis Rigaud ("Les Baratineurs" - sigh ! ) and Jacques Vilfrid ("Deux grandes Filles dans un Pyjama" - Gasp ! ). Just amazing ! And yet I was gripped by their poignant tale. Of course the source is not to be overlooked ( Michel de Saint-Pierre's novel he himself supervised ), nevertheless it must be admitted that they did not betray it.

Into the bargain we are offered an excellent performance by Paul Meurisse, more restrained than usual and we are given the opportunity to discover Michel Galabru wearing a cassock and Paul Preboist playing an anarchist. Very, very unusual and wonderfully unexpected.


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