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The Protector (1974)

Le protecteur (original title)
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Credited cast:
Georges Géret ... Samuel Malakian
Bruno Cremer ... Beaudrier
Robert Hossein ... Arnaud
Roger Coggio ... Baron Metzger
Jean Servais ... Ancelin
Alain Noury ... Sergio Vitale
Manuel de Blas ... Beppo Manzoni
Roger Hanin ... Julien da Costa
Juliet Berto ... Nathalie Malakian
Lyne Chardonnet Lyne Chardonnet ... La fille blonde
Helga Liné ... Laetitia
Evelyne Dassas Evelyne Dassas ... Giovanella
Jean-Paul Tribout Jean-Paul Tribout ... Gilles Moreau
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alberto Fernández Alberto Fernández
Juan José Otegui
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Gone,baby,gone.
11 December 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Roger Hanin resumes a subject which was often treated in the late fifties by Leo Joannon or Maurice Cloche :prostitution.But he wants to tackle the roots of evil.So don't expect to get an eyeful :very little nudity ,no salacious details ,an attempt at a wholly realist story,all this to the credit of the director.

Unfortunately , the direction is tentative ,the actors are miscast:who could believe Robert Hossein ,wearing a ludicrous orange wig,is a gay?and it takes a lot of imagination to admit that Georges Géret was once an educated architect.Add a horrible song (by Christian Delagrange ,a bland pop singer)over the flashbacks which would make a wonderful commercial for Hollywood chewing gum or Ricard and an unbearable drag act with mewing -another one concerning Madame Butterfly is more palatable.And a journalist about good enough for taking photographs .Bruno Cremer tries his best with his part of a captain.

In the end ,we learn that ,although prostitution was forbidden in 1946 (Loi Marthe Richard),it goes on and on and on ,as a car is running along the Bois De Boulogne.

Like this?Try these : "La Derobade ",Daniel Duval,1980 "Hardcore" Barbet Schroeder ,1979 (a father is looking for his daughter:its plot and that of "Le Protecteur " (=the pimp) are similar.


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5 June 1974 (France) See more »

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