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L'Argent de Poche

  • Film

Time Out says

That critics hailed Truffaut's film about children as 'delightful' and 'enchanting' is a fair indication of its gross sentimentality. An initial sequence showing pupils arriving for school in a small French provincial town serves as the linking device for a series of unrelated episodes involving individual children and their families, ranging from the inconsequential to the downright mawkish. There's not a snotty nose in sight, just endless well-scrubbed faces into whose mouths Truffaut frequently puts lines of quite nauseating cuteness: 'Gregory went BOOM!' burbles the toddler who has fallen - unscathed, alas - from a ninth floor window. And most winsome of all is Julien (Goldmann), the doe-eyed welfare case whom a school medical reveals to have been beaten up by his parents: presumably this film's intended audience would have difficulty feeling sorry for an unattractive child.
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Release Details

  • Rated:PG
  • Duration:105 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:François Truffaut
  • Screenwriter:François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman
  • Cast:
    • Geory Desmouceaux
    • Philippe Goldmann
    • Jean-François Stévenin
    • Virginie Thévenet
    • Marcel Berbert
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