The Hussy (1979)

U 05/23/1979 (FR) Drama 1h 30m
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Twenty-year old misfit François earns his living by gathering boxes and bottles to resell to local shopkeepers. He lives with his grossly insensitive mother and stepfather. Mado is a gawky 11-year old, who is neglected by her family because of the oddness of the way she expresses her affection. For reasons which never become clear, François kidnaps Mado, and takes her to live with him in the attic of his parents' home. Instead of feeling fear, Mado enters into the spirit of the abduction, and they joust with one another, increasingly finding love and comfort in their relationship. When the police come upon them, however, they put an entirely different interpretation on their behavior.

  1. Jacques Doillon

    Director, Writer

  2. Denis Ferraris


Top Billed Cast

  1. Claude Hébert


  2. Madeleine Desdevises


  3. Paulette Lahaye

    La mère de Mado

  4. Juliette Le Cauchoix

    La mère de François

  5. Fernand Decaean

    Le beau-père de François

  6. Dominique Besnehard

    Dominique Besnehard


  7. Odette Maestrini


  8. Ginette Mazure

    La photographe

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The Hussy
The Hussy

Original Title La drôlesse

Status Released

Original Language French

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