Un Monsieur de Compagnie (1965)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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Following up 1964's Academy Award nominated L'Homme de Rio, French filmmaker Philippe de Broca wrote and directed this big-screen adaptation of André Couteaux's novel Un monsieur de compagnie. Jean-Pierre Cassel stars as Antoine, a young man who holds the philosophy "Laziness is the mother of all virtue" close to his heart and spends many dreamy days fishing with his wealthy grandfather. But when he has a prophetic dream that the old man will die impoverished, Antoine is motivated to change his life and try to earn his own money. Also starring Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Pierre Marielle, Un monsieur de compagnie was released in the United States in 1966 under the title Male Companion.

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death, dishonesty, dream, employment, fishing, generation-gap, grandfather, iron [metal], laziness, love, philosophy, slob, virtue, wealth