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As the Moon (1977)

Comme la lune (original title)
Normandy, France, 1976. After 2 years of wild love with Nadia, Pouplard - unemployed heating engineer, working in his girlfriend's butcher's - decides to marry her and leave for good his (... See full synopsis »

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Joël Séria

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Joël Séria
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Pouplard
Sophie Daumier ... Nadia
Dominique Lavanant ... Yvette
Marco Perrin ... Chanteau
Anna Gaylor Anna Gaylor ... Jeanine
Jacques Rispal Jacques Rispal ... Emile Rabu
René Berthier René Berthier ... Le père Pouplard
Jeanne Hardeyn Jeanne Hardeyn ... La mère Pouplard
Louison Roblin Louison Roblin ... La rouennaise
Maurice Travail Maurice Travail ... L'estivant
Patrick Laurent Patrick Laurent ... Pierrot
Sophie Sam Sophie Sam ... Henriette
François Caruso François Caruso ... Dédé
Jacques Giraud Jacques Giraud ... Le garagiste
André Chaumeau André Chaumeau ... Le consommateur
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Storyline

Normandy, France, 1976. After 2 years of wild love with Nadia, Pouplard - unemployed heating engineer, working in his girlfriend's butcher's - decides to marry her and leave for good his (regular) wife and daughter.. He'll have to struggle against his own jealousy and Nadia's incredible sexappeal to get through this 'moment de vie'.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 August 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

As the Moon See more »

Filming Locations:

Cabourg, Calvados, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The title of this movie comes from the colloquial French expression 'con comme la lune', literally 'dumb as the moon' (only significantly more vulgar), meaning that the person so designated is an absolute twerp See more »

Soundtracks

Maracuja
Performed by Rolando and Luiz Antônio (Les Étoiles)
Courtesy of Disques RCA
Éditions des Alouettes
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The most hilariously cruel movie in Joel Seria's filmo
19 August 2002 | by fonbaronSee all my reviews

Forget about Les Galettes de Pont-Aven, Joel Seria's previous film featuring Jean-Pierre Marielle. The latter is here in ace shape, performing as a refrigerator repair master who quits his job and bakery owner wife to live a gigolo's life with sexy butcher shop owner Sophie Daumier - a bacon and bean sauce version of Brigitte Bardot. The action takes place in the mid-seventies provincial France. Cruel, desperate, and hilarious from beginning to end.


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