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The Suitor

The Suitor

A Feature film by Pierre Etaix

Produced by C.A.P.A.C., Cocinor

Release in France : 13/02/1963

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Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producers :

C.A.P.A.C., Cocinor

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The quest for love gets a farcical French treatment in this lighthearted romp, the sophomore directorial effort from writer and star Pierre Etaix. Etaix plays Pierre, a shy youth under pressure from his mother to find a nice girl and settle down. In order to appease her, Pierre proposes marriage to his family's Swedish student boarder, whose poor grasp of French leads to a misunderstanding. Believing that he has been rejected, Pierre commences trying to find the right woman for him. After an abortive assignation with a seductive one-night stand, Pierre becomes obsessed with a popular actress he spots on television. Collecting all the memorabilia he can find associated with the woman, the love-struck Pierre even buys an engagement ring, but when he tracks down the object of his affection, he is surprised to find that she is old enough to be his mother.

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Full credits (13)

Assistant Director :

André Bureau

Screenwriters :

Pierre Etaix, Jean-Claude Carrière

Sound recordists :

Pierre Gillette, Jean Bertrand

Camera Operator :

Jean Benezech

Assistant editor :

Monique André

Sound Mixer :

Jean Nény

Location Manager :

Tonio Suné

Producers :

Paul Claudon, Edmond Tenoudji

Director of Photography :

Pierre Levent

Assistant Operator :

Emmanuel Machuel

Production Manager :

Raymond Tournon

Music Composer :

Jean Paillaud

Music Director :

Michel Colombier

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Feature film

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Comedy, Burlesque comedy, Romance

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 25 min

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Black & White

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Festival Selections (8)