Les Bancals (1982)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Although purporting to be a children's film, this film has an excess of adult language, violence, and sexual innuendo. The story is about the uneasy relationship between Antoine (Paul Crauchet) an elderly, somewhat anti-social man crippled by a landmine explosion, and his young roommate, Alain (Albert Delpy). There is a growing animosity between the two men (spurred on by disputes over a pet canary) that the obnoxious behavior of Alain, a practical joker and a womanizer, does not alleviate. Since this seems to be the kind of relationship that most adults would like to avoid at all costs, it is difficult to understand how it was meant to entertain children.

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Casanova, elderly, handicap, roommate