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Edouard is a pianist, married with Caroline. This evening, they are invited to Claude's. Claude is the snobbish uncle of Caroline, his son Alain (as snobbish as his father) is in love with Caroline. They spite Edouard a little because he's poor. At the party, Edouard must play the piano to make himself known by Claude's important acquaintances. But just before leaving, Edouard and Caroline quarrel about clothes, and Edouard goes alone...Written by
My god,I love this film!Among Jacques Becker's small filmography (13 movies in all),this is perhaps the most overlooked one.The plot is very thin,and the whole story takes place in two apartments ,Edouard and Caroline's modest home,and her uncle's luxurious dwelling.
"Edouard Et Caroline" belongs to Becker's "two hearts are better than one" trilogy which includes " Antoine Et Antoinette" (1947) and "Rue De L'Estrapade"(1953).These works are optimistic ,warm and extremely well acted.
Edouard (Daniel Gelin) is a very talented piano player who leads a bohemian life ,while dreaming of fame and glory.His wife Caroline comes from a wealthier family and her snobbish uncle is always putting her husband down.
The uncle and his son Alain treat Edouard condescendingly :they invite the couple to their society party ,but mainly to humiliate the musician.Under the pretext of helping him to meet important people ,they want him to play the role of an entertainer .These chic guests are would be connoisseurs but they are actually not a more interesting audience than the concierge and her nephew Ernest.See how they dance to the amateur musician's simplistic tune .The only man who is not a snob at the party is an American who laughs at the uncle's English (he studied in Oxford though!) Anne Vernon and Daniel Gelin shine in this witty comedy and they get great support from Jean Galland,the irresistible Betty Stockfeld and Jacques François as the posh cousin who's got so many neckties and so many suits he finds it hard to choose.
The two leads would team up again in "Rue De L'Estrapade" ,but not as husband and wife that time.
I love this movie!
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