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A Monkey in Winter

A Monkey in Winter

A Feature film by Henri Verneuil

Produced by Compagnie Internationale de Productions Cinématographiques (CIPRA), Cité Films

Release in France : 11/05/1962

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Roissy Films

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Latent forces for a strong individualism are pitted against the need to honor deeply held commitments in this effective comedy by Henri Verneuil. Jean Gabin and Jean-Paul Belmondo star as Albert and Gabriel, respectively. Albert is an inn owner who vowed never to drink again if he and his wife survived the war. They did, and the reformed alcoholic keeps his vow. But times have changed and soon after the war, Albert comes in contact with Gabriel, a young man prone to heavy bouts with the bottle. Gabriel is conflicted over visiting his young daughter in a nearby school and in a moment of nostalgia, Albert takes off with him on one major binge -- and havoc results.

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Assistant directors :

Costa Gavras, Claude Pinoteau, Maurice Kaminsky, Michel Lang

Dialogue Writer :

Michel Audiard

Producer :

Jacques Bar

Director of Photography :

Louis Page

Camera Operator :

André Dumaitre

Editors :

Monique Bonnot, Françoise Bonnot

Production Designer :

Robert Clavel

Still Photographer :

Marcel Dolé

Adapter/dialogue writer :

François Boyer

Author of original work :

Antoine Blondin

Screenwriter :

François Boyer

Sound Recordist :

Jean Rieul

Production Manager :

Léon Sanz

Continuity supervisor :

Lucile Costa

Music Composer :

Michel Magne

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Feature film

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War, Friendship

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 39 min

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