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Mado

1976 2h 15m Drama List
Reviews 75% Audience Score 50+ Ratings When aging French businessman Simon Leotard (Michel Piccoli) is faced with financial woes due to the debts and subsequent suicide of his partner, Julien (Bernard Fresson), he struggles to improve his grim situation. Soon Leotard has to contend with Lepidon (Julien Guiomar), an opportunistic rival, and he comes to realize that the beautiful prostitute, Mado (Ottavia Piccolo), may present an ideal way out of his bind. His scheme, however, is not going to go easily. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Ratchets up the tension and gloom as it tells the story of a lonely man trying to save his business and also make a love connection. Rated: B Jun 11, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Yes, I did sympathise with handsome Simon. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Piccoli et Piccolo, Michel et Ottavia, sont les acteurs principaux de ce film assez poussif de Sautet qui n'est ni une chronique bourgeoise, ni un policier. Reste un face à face Piccoli / Schneider de 5' qui sauve le film du naufrage boueux. Bof. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Un impressionant et sombre portrait de la société française de cette époque. Piccoli est vraiment génial! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Film magnifique, tout en subtilite et douceur. Des acteurs sublimes et une apparition dechirante de Romy Schneider. La collaboration Sautet / Piccoli fait des merveilles. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Je ragarde ce film une fois tous les 6 mois depuis des années Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When aging French businessman Simon Leotard (Michel Piccoli) is faced with financial woes due to the debts and subsequent suicide of his partner, Julien (Bernard Fresson), he struggles to improve his grim situation. Soon Leotard has to contend with Lepidon (Julien Guiomar), an opportunistic rival, and he comes to realize that the beautiful prostitute, Mado (Ottavia Piccolo), may present an ideal way out of his bind. His scheme, however, is not going to go easily.
Director
Claude Sautet
Screenwriter
Claude Neron, Claude Sautet
Genre
Drama
Original Language
French (Canada)
Release Date (DVD)
Mar 1, 2011
Runtime
2h 15m