Small Change



Various experiences of childhood are seen in several sequences that take place in the small town of Thiers, France. Vignettes include a boy's awakening interest in girls, couples double-dating at the movies, brothers giving their friend a haircut, a boy dealing with an abusive home life, a baby and a cat sitting by an open window, a child telling a dirty joke, and a boy who develops a crush on his friend's mother.

  1. François Truffaut

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Suzanne Schiffman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jean-François Stévenin

    Jean-François Stévenin

    Jean-François Richet, l'instituteur

  2. Virginie Thévenet

    Virginie Thévenet

    Lydie Richet

  3. Chantal Mercier

    Chantal Petit

  4. Marcel Berbert

    Marcel Berbert


  5. Christine Pellé

    Madame Leclou, Juliens Mutter

Full Cast & Crew

Small Change
Small Change


Original Title L'argent de poche

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 17, 1976


    (Tous publics) valid for all audiences.

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget -

Revenue -



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