Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

TOY, THE
(Le Jouet)

Year: 1976
Country: France
Run Time: 101 minutes

TOY, THE

This social comedy concerns the son of a powerful businessman who, by virtue of his father's control over his corporate employees, is able to "buy" a human as a toy. The toy, a reporter named Francois Perrin, is none other than "Tall Blond Man" Pierre Richard, hilariously caught between playing along with the boy's whim or forfeiting his job for the father's newspaper. Resembling a latter-day Harpo Marx, Richard is a favorite of American audiences. Richard also has directed; his features include "The Absent-Minded Man" (1970) and "Alfred's Misfortunes" (1972). Michel Bouquet (the father) and Fabrice Greco (the son) turn in excellent performances.



"A superb piece of entertainment." - Jim Nirider, Seattle Times

Screenplay
Francis Veber

Producer
Francis Veber

Cinematography
Etienne Becker

Editing
Gerard Pollicand and Eva Zora

Principal Cast
Pierre Richard, Michel Bouquet, Fabrice Greco

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