WriterAndre Couteaux, Edouard Molinaro Release date28 November 1969 (1969-11-28) (France)
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Mon oncle Benjamin (My Uncle Benjamin) is a 1969 French film directed by Édouard Molinaro, starring Jacques Brel and Claude Jade. The film is based on a once-popular French comic novel Mon oncle Benjamin by Claude Tillier (1842). The 1969 film Ne Goryuy! (Don't Grieve), directed by the Georgian Georgi Daneliya, is also based on Tillier's novel. The film was released on 28 November 1969.
The story is set in 1750 during the time of Louis XV. Benjamin (Jacques Brel) is a country doctor in love with the beautiful innkeeper's daughter, Manette, but she refuses his advances until he produces a marriage contract. After suffering a humiliating practical joke and condemned to prison, Benjamin escapes with Manette, who realizes she prefers happiness to a marriage contract after all.