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A Feature film by Etienne Périer

Produced by Les Éditions Cinégraphiques

Release in France : 18/03/1959

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Actors (14)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Les Éditions Cinégraphiques

French distribution :

Paramount Pictures (France)

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pathé Distribution

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Coming across like a stage play, which it originally was, this conventional comedy-drama focuses on the title character, Bobosse (Francois Perier), an actor who has difficulties separating his imagination, his life, and the character he is currently playing. Just when Bobosse holds forth to his colleagues that his part in the play they are performing is really quite different than himself, he runs into trouble. His life imitates art when he gets loaded (like the character he plays on stage) and his wife walks out on him (like in the play). While in his drunken state, Bobosse imagines a far-out tribunal where he plays judge, jury, and defendant in a murder trial -- the murder of his wife -- by himself. Whatever the drunken Bobosse imagines, he still has to go perform the next day, quickly discovering that a hangover is not the best thing to take to work.

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Full credits (13)

Assistant Director :

François Leterrier

Dialogue Writer :

André Roussin

Producer :

Jean Thuillier

Camera Operator :

André Villard

Editor :

Robert Isnardon

Music Composer :

Yves Claoué

Location Manager :

Hubert Mérial

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Dominique Fabre, Etienne Périer, Shervan Sidery, Frédéric Grendel

Author of original work :

André Roussin

Director of Photography :

Roger Fellous

Production Manager :

Irénée Leriche

Production Designer :

Pierre Charbonnier

Narrator :

André Roussin

Technical details

Feature film

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Nationality :

100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 28 min

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Black & White