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Malevil (1981)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 13 May 1981 (France)
In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Serrault ... Emmanuel Comte
Jacques Dutronc ... Colin
Jacques Villeret ... Momo
Robert Dhéry ... Peyssou
Hanns Zischler ... Le vétérinaire (as Hans Zischler)
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Fulbert
Pénélope Palmer ... Evelyne
Emilie Lihou Emilie Lihou ... La Menou (as Émilie Lihou)
Jacqueline Parent Jacqueline Parent ... Cathy
Guy Saint-Jean Guy Saint-Jean ... Un 'gendarme'
Marianik Revillon Marianik Revillon ... Emma
Béatrice Houplain Béatrice Houplain
Reine Bartève Reine Bartève ... Judith (as Reine Barteve)
Eduard Linkers Eduard Linkers ... Fabrelatre
Marianne Wischmann ... Madame Tingal
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In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his employees. As they are drinking wine, they hear a terrible noise and the heat's getting higher and higher. They don't realize what's happening: when they come out of the cellar, they realize that everything has burned, and all the buildings are destroyed... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 May 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Malevil - Die Bombe ist gefallen See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Post-Apocalyptic movie
1 May 2001 | by winnie77See all my reviews

In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his employees. As they are drinking wine, they hear a terrible noise and the heat's getting higher and higher.

They don't realise what's happening: when they come out of the cellar, they realise that everything has burned, and all the buildings are destroyed...

The movie has a classic plot: after the apocalypse, some survivors try to build again a new life, trying to cultivate the land to eat, they also have to defend themselves against some others survivors who try to steel their food... The actors are really good (like Michel Serrault or the singer Jacques Dutronc) and it's really well directed. The director of photography has done a excellent job to: the painting of the post-apocalytic landscapes is really brilliant...

Quite a good movie in fact, although it's a little to long


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