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Le maître-nageur (1979)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

Marie, the charming daughter of Italian immigrants, has a dream : to become rich. In Roubaix, where she lives, she meets and marries small-time crooner Marcel Potier. Together they leave for the South of France where they live happily but ...See moreMarie, the charming daughter of Italian immigrants, has a dream : to become rich. In Roubaix, where she lives, she meets and marries small-time crooner Marcel Potier. Together they leave for the South of France where they live happily but poorly. Now, Marie hasn't forgotten her hopes of wealth and with this aim still in mind she pushes Marcel into becoming the swimming instructor of Achille Zopoulos, an oil tycoon. However, the latter, a potbellied John Blunt, does not really want to learn how to swim, all the more as he is (or seems to be) stuck in a wheelchair. In fact all that cruel Count Zaroff type wants is a submissive man in order to make him his plaything. Indeed Marcel soon finds his role at the villa is to be manipulated and humiliated by Zopoulos, the puppet-master who plays God, assisted to perfection in his disgraceful task by Logan, his stylish, ignominious butler... Written by Guy Bellinger See less
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Vahé Katcha (novel) | Françoise Emion (adaptation) (dialogue) | Jean-Claude Emion (adaptation) (dialogue) | Robert Emion (adaptation) (dialogue)
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Updated Mar 28, 1979

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Mar 28, 1979 (France)

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31 cast members
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Guy Marchand
Marcel Potier Marcel Potier   See fewer
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Stefania Sandrelli
Marie Mariani Potier Marie Mariani Potier   See fewer
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Moustache
Achille Zopoulos Achille Zopoulos   See fewer
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Jean-Louis Trintignant
Le jardinier de Zopoulos Le jardinier de Zopoulos   See fewer
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Christian Marquand
Paul Jouriace Paul Jouriace   See fewer
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François Perrot
Maître Dalloz Maître Dalloz   See fewer
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Serge Marquand
Alfredo Alfredo   See fewer
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Jacques Ramade
Un candidat du marathon nautique Un candidat du marathon nautique   See fewer
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Pierrick Mescam
Maître Doucet (as Pierik Mescam) Maître Doucet (as Pierik Mescam)   See fewer
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Jacques Canselier
Le petit homme Le petit homme   See fewer
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Cheik Doukouré
Le Noir Le Noir   See fewer
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Tony Librizzi
Le Corse Le Corse   See fewer
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Rabah Loucif
L'Arabe L'Arabe   See fewer
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Jean-Pierre Sentier
Le garçon de café Le garçon de café   See fewer
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Benoît Ferreux
Le garagiste Le garagiste   See fewer
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Robert Emion
Actor (as Robert Émion) Actor (as Robert Émion)   See fewer
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Jean-Claude Emion
Actor (as Jean-Claude Émion) Actor (as Jean-Claude Émion)   See fewer
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Françoise Emion
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Theo Savon
Actor (as Théo Savon) Actor (as Théo Savon)   See fewer
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Christophe Emion
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Tania Sourseva
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L' Associantio des Italiens de Roubaix
Famille et voisins de Marie Famille et voisins de Marie   See fewer
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Humbert Balsan
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6.4 / 10 | 103 votes