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Director  Jean Renoir
Editor  Renee Lichtig
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Country  France
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Language  French
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Cast  Jean-Pierre Cassel (Caporal), Claude Brasseur (Papa), Claude Rich (Ballochet), Jean Carmet (Émile), Jacques Jouanneau (Penche-à-gauche), Mario David (Caruso)
Writer  Guy Lefranc, Jacques Perret
Release date  23 May 1962 (1962-05-23)
Genres  Comedy, Black-and-white, Drama
Similar movies  Corporal movies, Directed by Jean Renoir, Prisoner of war movies

The Elusive Corporal (French: Le Caporal épinglé) is a 1962 French comedy film directed by Jean Renoir and starring Jean-Pierre Cassel. It was entered into the 12th Berlin International Film Festival. Renoir shot his film in Austria in 1961 from Jacques Perret's book based on his own prisoner of war experiences. Renoir's friend and assistant director Guy Lefranc had also been a World War II prisoner of war and had developed the project for seven years.

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The story serves as a companion piece to the director's 1937 film, Grand Illusion, once more bringing together men from across the broad social spectrum of French society to depict one man's Sisyphean efforts to escape captivity in a German POW camp.

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  • Jean-Pierre Cassel as Le caporal / The Corporal
  • Claude Brasseur as 'Papa' / 'Pop'
  • O. E. Hasse as Le voyageur ivre dans le train
  • Claude Rich as Ballochet
  • Jacques Jouanneau as Penche-à-gauche
  • Sacha Briquet as L'évadé grimé en vielle femme
  • Raymond Jourdan as Hippolyte Dupieu
  • Guy Bedos as Le prisonnier qui bégaye
  • Philippe Castelli as Le prisonnier électricien
  • Gérard Darrieu as L'homme qui louche / The cross-eyed man
  • Lucien Raimbourg as L'employé de la gare
  • François Darbon as Un paysan / The last man
  • Cornelia Froboess as Erika Schmidt (as Conny Froboess)
  • Production

    Guy Lefranc was assistant director on the film.

    References

    The Elusive Corporal Wikipedia
    The Elusive Corporal IMDb The Elusive Corporal themoviedb.org


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