Mon oncle Benjamin

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Mon oncle Benjamin
Mon Oncle Benjamin.jpg
Mon oncle Benjamin film poster
Directed by Edouard Molinaro
Produced by Roger Debelmas
Written by André Couteaux
Edouard Molinaro
Starring Jacques Brel
Claude Jade
Bernard Alane
Music by Jacques Brel
Release date(s)
  • 28 November 1969 (1969-11-28) (France)
Running time 90 minutes
Country France
Language French

Mon oncle Benjamin (My Uncle Benjamin) is a 1969 French film directed by Édouard Molinaro. The film is based on a once-popular French comic novel Mon oncle Benjamin by Claude Tillier (1842). The 1969 film Don't Grieve, directed by the Georgian Georgi Daneliya, is also based on Tillier's novel[1] The film was released November 28, 1969.

Plot[edit]

The story is set in 1750 during the time of Louis XV. Benjamin (Jacques Brel) is a country doctor in love with the beautiful innkeeper's daughter, Manette, but she refuses his advances until he produces a marriage contract. After suffering a humiliating practical joke and condemned to prison, Benjamin escapes with Manette, who realizes she prefers happiness to a marriage contract after all.[2][3]

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holder, Samuel (January 22, 2002). "Claude Tillier – Mon oncle Benjamin". Culture & Révolution. Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ Editions Jacques Brel "Films". Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ IMDB "Mon oncle Benjamin". Retrieved September 6, 2011. 

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