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Les quatre vérités (1962)

"Les quatre vérités" aka "The Four Truths" is a movie anthology that consists of four segments, all loosely parodying fables from the 17th-century French poet Jean de la Fontaine. The US cut usually features only 3 segments.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leslie Caron ... Annie (segment "Les deux pigeons")
Charles Aznavour ... Charles (segment "Les deux pigeons")
Raymond Bussières ... Le voleur (segment "Les deux pigeons")
Michel Serrault ... Corbeau (segment "Le corbeau et le renard")
Jean Poiret ... Renard (segment "Le corbeau et le renard")
Anna Karina ... Colombe (segment "Le corbeau et le renard")
Hubert Deschamps ... L'avocat (segment "Le corbeau et le renard")
Monica Vitti ... Madeleine (segment "Le lièvre et le tortue")
Sylva Koscina ... Mia (segment "Le lièvre et le tortue")
Rossano Brazzi ... Leo (segment "Le lièvre et le tortue")
Alessandro Blasetti ... (segment "Le lièvre et le tortue")
Gianrico Tedeschi Gianrico Tedeschi ... Valerio (segment "Le lièvre et le tortue")
Hardy Krüger ... El rubio (segment "La mort et le bûcheron")
Ana Casares Ana Casares ... La fille (segment "La mort et le bûcheron")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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"Les quatre vérités" aka "The Four Truths" is a movie anthology that consists of four segments, all loosely parodying fables from the 17th-century French poet Jean de la Fontaine. The US cut usually features only 3 segments. The first segment "Death and the Woodcutter" about a common organ grinder (street performer who plays mechanical musical instrument called street organ on the street for a living) who is driven to the edge of sanity by bureaucracy was cut from the US release for its serious tone. The second story "The Crow and the Fox" is about a jealous husband who keeps his wife under lock and key since he lives in a town full of single men. Their neighbor is determined however to service the missus. The third story "The Tortoise and the Hare" follows a jealous wife who decides to win her adulterous husband back. The final tale "Two Pigeons" is about a young man and woman who accidentally lock themselves up in a flat and end up falling for each other.

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3 Witty and Wonderful Tales of Marriage and What Comes Before...And After!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

France | Italy | Spain

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

21 December 1962 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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