L'Argent des autres

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  • 1978
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.9  (537)

L'Argent des autres is a French film released in 1978 directed by Christian de Chalonge. The movie is a social drama based on the novel of the same name written by Francois Mauriac. The main character of the movie is a wealthy industrialist named Henri Rainier, played by Jean-Louis Trintignant. The story mainly revolves around Rainier's unethical actions and the consequences he faces afterwards. Rainier owns a successful textile company and is married to Ethel, played by Catherine Deneuve. He is known to be a cunning businessman who does not hesitate to exploit others for his benefits.

One day, Rainier decides to invest a large sum of money in a failing company run by a young, aspiring businessman named Simon and his wife Laura, played by Laura Kornbluh. Henri's motive is to make a quick profit by acquiring the company and selling its assets. He employs dishonest stock market tactics and manages to take control of the company. However, he fails to keep the situation under control and things go out of hand when Simon commits suicide due to his financial problems, and his wife is left alone to deal with the consequences.

The movie also explores the relationship dynamics between Henri, Ethel, and their son Philippe. Philippe is a struggling artist who despises his father's lack of moral values and business ethics. He sees himself as an artist who represents truth and righteousness and cannot understand how someone like his father can exist who has no regard for anyone or anything other than money.

As the movie progresses, we see how the consequences of unethical business practices can destroy families, lives, and reputations. The story highlights the importance of ethical values and the need to consider others when making decisions in business and life.

L'Argent des autres is a well-made film that offers a profound insight into the stark realities of capitalism and the devastating impact it can have on individuals and society. The movie showcases brilliant performances by the cast, especially Jean-Louis Trintignant, who skillfully portrays the character of a cold-hearted businessman who is willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants.

Overall, L'Argent des autres is a thought-provoking movie that will resonate with viewers who care about ethics and social justice. It provides a powerful critique of capitalist values and urges the audience to consider the human cost of material success. The movie is a must-watch for anyone interested in social issues and the ethical dilemmas of the modern world.

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    1 hr 45 min
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    6.9  (537)