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Fool's Mate (1956)

11/01/1956 (FR) ComedyRomance 28m
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Claire is a chic young Parisian woman married to a somewhat older husband, Jean As the story opens, she leaves her husband playing baroque music at the piano, telling him she is off to see her sister, Solange. In reality she meets her lover, Claude at his apartment; After some idle chatter and love-making he tells her a story of the shriveled heads that the Jivaro Indians used to give their lovers as tokens of affection but, as she shivers in disgust, he gives her a mink instead. How will they hide it from her husband?

  1. Jacques Rivette

    Director, Writer

  2. Claude Chabrol


  3. Charles L. Bitsch


Top Billed Cast

  1. Virginie Vitry


  2. Anne Doat

    Anne Doat


  3. Jean-Claude Brialy

    Jean-Claude Brialy


  4. Jacques Doniol-Valcroze

    Jacques Doniol-Valcroze


  5. François Truffaut

    François Truffaut

    Party guest (uncredited)

  6. Jean-Luc Godard

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Party guest (uncredited)

  7. Robert Lachenay

    Party guest (uncredited)

  8. Claude Chabrol

    Claude Chabrol

    Party guest (uncredited)

  9. Jacques Rivette

    Jacques Rivette

    Narrator (uncredited)

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Fool's Mate
Fool's Mate

Original Title Le Coup du berger

Status Released

Original Language French

Budget -

Revenue -


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