SKU 6797

CESAR (1936) * with switchable English subtitles *

Raimu as César Ollivier, bar owner Pierre Fresnay as Marius Ollivier, son of César Orane Demazis as Fanny Panisse, wife of Honoré Charpin as Honoré Panisse, husband of Fanny André Fouche as Césariot Panisse, son of Fanny Alida Rouff as Honorine Cabanis, mother of Fanny Milly Mathis as Claudine Foulon, aunt of Fanny Robert Vattier as Adelbert Brun, retired customs official Paul Dullac as Félix Escartefique, retired ferry captain Marcel Maupi as Innocent Mangiapan, ferry stoker Édouard Delmont as Dr Félicien Venelle Thommeray as Elzéar Bonnegrâce, parish priest Directed by Marcel Pagnol

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 that Marius is involved in burglary and drug trafficking. Only after the truth comes out can Marius, Fanny, César, and Césariot step beyond the falsehoods, benign though they may be.

DVD-R is in French with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 140 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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