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A Feature film by Yves Robert

Produced by Zazi Films , Les Films de la Colombe, Madeleine Films, Les Productions de la Guéville

Release in France : 09/02/1968

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Philippe Noiret plays a henpecked childless farmer that lives oppressed by his authoritarian and materialistic wife, being the only worker in his farm. Whenever he attempts to take a small rest, indulge in any distraction, or simply falls asleep out of exhaustion, there she is chasing him to move on. When she and her elderly parents are killed in a car accident, he decides that the time has come to take it easy and enjoy life a little, sets all his livestock free, and then practically disappears. The only clue that he is still alive is his dog, who periodically goes shopping to the nearby town with a basket in its mouth. Concerns about Alexander's fate are the center of the town's gossip. After several attempts, a delegation sent by the citizens finds he has retired —to his bed. This creates no small social upheaval in this working-class small French town where hard work is regarded as a virtue, and hence his attitude is viewed as a scandal and a menace.

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Full credits (13)

Assistant Director :

Philippe Lefebvre

Producers :

Danièle Delorme, Yves Robert, Gilbert de Goldschmidt

Director of Photography :

René Mathelin

Production managers :

Léon Carré, Charlotte Fraisse

Continuity supervisor :

Elisabeth Rappeneau

Art Director :

Pierre Tyberghein

Still Photographer :

Georges Pierre

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Yves Robert, Pierre Levy-Corti

Screenwriters :

Yves Robert, Pierre Levy-Corti

Sound Recordist :

Guy Rophé

Editor :

Andrée Werlin

Production Designer :

Jacques D'Ovidio

Music Composer :

Vladimir Cosma

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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1 h 40 min

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