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Le Bateau sur l'herbe

Le Bateau sur l'herbe

A Feature film by Gérard Brach

Produced by Vicco Films, Simar Films, Cinétel

Release in France : 16/04/1971


    Olivier (John McEnery) is a wealthy young man with a lively and attractive mother (Valentina Cortese), which is a pity, really, as he can't bear her, or the men she gets involved with. When he gets too upset with her escapades, he begins to break things, or runs off. Otherwise, he spends his time building a boat on the lawn with his friend David (Jean-Pierre Cassal), a poor fisherman whom he grew up with. Though hardly idyllic, the relative calm provided by their friendship is disrupted by Eleonor (Claude Jade), a cute and determined young woman who sets her sights on David. She wants to wean David from his friendship with Olivier and plays on David's long-dormant jealousy of Olivier's wealth and easy life. She also plays the flipside of the jealousy issue, claiming that Olivier has made passes at her.

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    Actors (13)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Vicco Films, Simar Films, Cinétel

    French distribution :

    Valoria Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producers :

    Robert Gascuel, Jean-Pierre Rassam, Marcel Berbert

    Dialogue Writer :

    Gérard Brach

    Director of Photography :

    Étienne Becker

    Production Manager :

    Alain Coiffier

    Production Designer :

    Bernard Evein

    Assistant Director :

    Jean-Jacques Beineix

    Screenwriters :

    Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski

    Sound recordists :

    Jean Charrière, Jean-Pierre Ruh

    Editor :

    Claude Barrois

    Music Composer :

    François Rabbath

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    Feature film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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