Désiré

by Sacha Guitry1h321937France

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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?

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Distributor : Gaumont
    • Production Compagny : Cinéas
    • Photo Director : Jean Bachelet
    • Director : Sacha Guitry
    • Scenario : Sacha Guitry
    • Editing : Myriam Borsoutsky
    • Producer : Serge Sandberg
    • Set Decoration : Jean Perrier
    • Original Music : Adolphe Borchard
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1937
    • French release date : 3 décembre 1937
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : French

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    Au cinéma ce soir 03/05/1971 : François Truffaut et Robert Lamoureux à propos de Sacha Guitry et de entre autres Désiré

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