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Le bon plaisir (1984)

In Paris, a women's bag, which contains an embarrassing letter from the french president, is stolen.

Director:

Francis Girod

Writers:

Françoise Giroud (based on the novel by), Françoise Giroud (adapted by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Deneuve ... Claire Després
Michel Serrault ... Le ministre de l'Intérieur, dit Pollux
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Le Président de la République
Michel Auclair ... Herbert
Hippolyte Girardot ... Pierre
Claude Winter Claude Winter ... La première dame
Matthew Pillsbury Matthew Pillsbury ... Mike Després
Alexandra Stewart ... Julie Hoffman
Janine Darcey Janine Darcey ... Berthe, la serveuse
Jacques Sereys Jacques Sereys ... Le ministre des Affaires étrangères
Michel Boisrond Michel Boisrond ... Le Premier ministre
Jacques Doniol-Valcroze Jacques Doniol-Valcroze ... Maître Groset
Yvette Etiévant ... La secrétaire du Président
Daniel Mesguich ... L'amant de Claire (voice)
Danielle Altenburger Danielle Altenburger
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In Paris, a women's bag, which contains an embarrassing letter from the french president, is stolen.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

18 January 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El secreto del presidente See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Astonishing parallels with Mitterand
5 March 2002 | by mikec-7See all my reviews

This movie, made in 1983, relates the story of a French president who has an illegitimate child whose existence becomes a state secret. When the film was released, Mitterand was a newly elected president, but what was not known to the public was that Mitterand had had an illegitimate child whose existence was a state secret up to around the time of Mitterand's death. The secret was known to many journalists and, it would seem, to the makers of this film. There is no way, this could be pure coincidence, there are just too many parallels. It makes very interesting viewing now. Above all there is, as one might expect, superb acting from Deneuve, Trintignant and Serrault. Not to be missed.


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