The Common Man

The Common Man

Feb. 26, 1975 90 Min.

Director

Yves Boisset
Director

Cast

Jean Carmet isGeorges Lajoie
Georges Lajoie
Pascale Roberts isMadame Colin
Madame Colin
Ginette Garcin isGinette Lajoie
Ginette Lajoie
Michel Peyrelon isAlbert Schumacher
Albert Schumacher
Jacques Chailleux isLéon Lajoie
Léon Lajoie
Jean Bouise isInspecteur Boulard
Inspecteur Boulard
Victor Lanoux isle costaud
le costaud
Henri Garcin isle haut fonctionnaire
le haut fonctionnaire
Isabelle Huppert isBrigitte Colin
Brigitte Colin

Synopsis

Original titleDupont Lajoie

As every summer, Georges Lajoie, his wife Ginette and grown-up son Léon go on holiday to Loulou’s campsite. They join old friends, the Schumachers and the Colins. Brigitte Colin, the daughter, is quite a pretty young girl now. One day, Georges rapes and murders her. He hides the body near the barracks of the immigrant Arab workers. The racism of the campers will do the rest… A virulent lampoon against the average Frenchman’s racism.

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