Les Aristocrates (1955)

Genres - Comedy, Drama  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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A novel by Michel De Saint Pierre was the source for Les Aristocrates. Pierre Fresnay stars an aging Marquis, who tries his best to uphold the traditions of nobility in an ever-changing world. The Marquis' children prefer the trappings of modern society and pop culture and regard their father as a relic. This cultural clash nearly results in tragedy when two of the Marquis' offspring substitute recklessness for common sense. American prints of Les Aristocrates appear to have been heavily (and crudely) edited, though contemporary reviews suggest that the original French version was also haphazardly pasted together.