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Le cavaleur (1979)

Pianist deemed Edouard Choiseur continues to run between sentimental and professional contingencies. When his wife threatened to leave him, he decided to devote some time to his family.

Director:

Philippe de Broca

Writers:

Michel Audiard (scenario), Philippe de Broca (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Rochefort ... Edouard Choiseul
Nicole Garcia ... Marie-France
Jean-Claude Ventura Jean-Claude Ventura ... Le Chef de gare
Annie Girardot ... Lucienne
Lucienne Legrand Lucienne Legrand ... Belle maman
Danielle Darrieux ... Suzanne Taylor
Catherine Alric Catherine Alric ... Muriel Picoche
Carole Lixon Carole Lixon ... Pompon
Jean Desailly ... Charles-Edmond
Lila Kedrova ... Olga
Philippe Castelli Philippe Castelli ... Marcel
Dominique Probst Dominique Probst ... le Chef d'orchestre
Raoul Guylad ... Trio Léningrad
Tomas Hnevsa Tomas Hnevsa ... Trio Léningrad
Oleg Oboldouieff Oleg Oboldouieff ... Trio Léningrad
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Pianist deemed Edouard Choiseur continues to run between sentimental and professional contingencies. When his wife threatened to leave him, he decided to devote some time to his family.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 January 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Practice Makes Perfect See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Around 01:11:42, boom mic's shadow is visible on up left. See more »


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Concerto pour Piano N° 4
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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De Broca and Audiard moving away from light-hearted comedies
4 April 2014 | by vostfSee all my reviews

Le Cavaleur had the potential to be a fine comedy but Philippe de Broca and Michel Audiard went on a far more serious path and the light vaudeville gradually turns into a sad story about the meaning of life: getting old, building something and above all finding joy in the routine of day-to-day life with those who are willing to give you more than you manage to give them.

De Broca and Audiard were past there buoyant prime although Tendre Poulet was perfectly crafted, yet already with ageing characters that were no longer as vivacious and light-hearted as Belmondo in L'Homme de Rio or Cartouche or the Bebel shows of the 70s. Characters have more depth and it's more about tongue in cheek jokes, and in Le Cavaleur more about dead-serious life matters.

The funny thing is that both de Broca and Audiard became famous - and derided by the high-brow types - for their entertaining added-value and were firmly convinced in the 60s that movie-goers are craving for escapism, not to find the same issues they were having in their private lives blown up on the big screen.

Edouard Choiseul (Jean Rochefort) naively thinks he can continuously escape the realities of life, taking women for granted, only to find himself grounded with his family life and the need to accept ageing and eventually growing up beyond that selfish young stud he once was. The movie does a good job of telling this story, unfortunately this is all very disheartening as it starts with high comedic expectations. Quite a sobering exercise.


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