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César (1936)

U 01/01/1936 (US) ComedyDrama 2h 21m
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Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest in front of his friends; he insists that the doctor be truthful. But, he cannot bring himself to tell his son Césariot that his real father is Marius, the absent son of César, Césariot's godfather. Panisse leaves that to Fanny, the lad's mother. Dissembling that he's off to see a friend, Césariot then seeks Marius, now a mechanic in Toulon. Posing as a journalist, Césariot spends time with Marius and leaves believing tales he is a petty thief. Only after the truth comes out can Marius, Fanny, César, and Césariot step beyond the falsehoods, benign though they may be.

  1. Marcel Pagnol

    Director, Screenplay

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  1. Raimu


    César Ollivier

  2. Pierre Fresnay

    Pierre Fresnay

    Marius Ollivier

  3. Orane Demazis

    Orane Demazis

    Fanny Cabanis

  4. Fernand Charpin

    Fernand Charpin

    Honoré Panisse

  5. Alida Rouffe

    Alida Rouffe

    Honorine Cabanis

  6. Paul Dullac

    Félix Escartefigue

  7. Robert Vattier

    Robert Vattier

    Mr. Brun

  8. Marcel Maupi

    Marcel Maupi

    Innocent Mangiapan

  9. Édouard Delmont

    Édouard Delmont

    Le docteur Felicien Venelle

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Original Language French

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