The Toy

  • Le jouet
Year: 1976
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Runtime: 95 min
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Synopsis:

When Francois, a journalist, tours a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the newspaper’s owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. Needing money and unwilling to quit his job, Francois agrees to this ridiculous assignment. Gradually befriending the spoiled boy, he induces him to play at making a newspaper, unveiling publicly the tyrannical way of life of the father. The powerful emotional climax we experience with the child astonishes both men.

 

Trailer:
Camera: Étienne Becker
Sceenplay: Francis Veber
Scenography: Bernard Evein
Costumes: Michèle Cerf

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