Désiré

by Sacha Guitry 1h32min France 1937
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Désiré
by Sacha Guitry

Shavian social satire. Odette is an actress who's now the mistress of a government minister. Her household of cook, maid, and chauffeur needs a valet. On the eve of going with the minister to Deauville, she engages Désiré, a robust and talkative man, even through his most recent employer, a countess, intimates improprieties. Things go well for a short time: the wealthy talk about the servants, the servants talk about their employers. Then, Désiré has explicit dreams about Odette; his outbursts wake the maid in the next room nightly. Odette has the same dream each night, awaking the minister and his jealousy. Is there any decorous way to handle these subconscious attractions?

Status of the VoD copy

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]

From a restored copy

Casting

  • Sacha Guitry : Désiré Tronchais
  • Jacqueline Delubac : Odette Cléry
  • Jacques Baumer : Felix Montignac
  • And with: Saturnin Fabre

Credits

  • Director Sacha Guitry
  • Scenario Sacha Guitry
  • Photo director Jean Bachelet
  • Set Design Jean Perrier
  • Editing Myriam Borsoutsky
  • Original music Adolphe Borchard
  • Producer Serge Sandberg
  • Production Compagny Cinéas
  • Distributor Gaumont

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1937
  • Release date for France12/03/1937
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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