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Beau Serge, Le (1959)

Original Title : Beau Serge, Le
Director : Claude Chabrol
Writer : Claude Chabrol
Genre : Drama
Country : France
Language : French
Producer : Claude Chabrol
Music : Émile Delpierre
Photography : Henri Decaë
Jean Rabier
Distributor : Hen's Tooth Video Inc. [us]
IMDB ID : 0051404
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Beau Serge, Le (1959) - Claude Chabrol
 

Starring

Edmond Beauchamp Glomaud
Gérard Blain Serge
Jean-Claude Brialy François
Bernadette Lafont Marie
Michèle Méritz Yvonne
Claude Cerval The priest
André Dino Michel, the doctor
André Dino Michel, the doctor
 

Plot

Francois comes back to his home village in France after more than a decade. He notices that the village hasn't changed much, but the people have, especially his old friend Serge who has become a drunkard. Francois now tries to find out what happened to him and tries to help him.
 

Comments

Really beautiful ! Suffering from a bronchial infection, Jean-Claude Brialy, a young Parisian, seeks convalescence in his home village in the Creuse, where he hasn't set foot for 10 years. There he meets up with his former friend, Gerard Blain, who, despite a brilliant adolescence and a bright future, has ended up in a drunken stupor after his marriage. The first film by Claude Chabrol, who launched the New Wave with this bitter account of rural life, perfectly constructed, and served with the talent of Jean-Claude Brialy and Bernadette Laffont.
 
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