"Au bon beurre" (1981) TV Season

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Ratings / Votes
6.7/ 10 (44 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
DADA Film [it]
Progéfi [fr]
TF1 [fr]
Taurus Films [fr]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(France) - 15 September 1981

Running Time
France:182 (in two parts! 85' and 97')


based-on-novel, food-in-title,

Technical Support
RAT:1.33 : 1

Related Pictures

Pictures of "Au bon beurre" (1981) Movie not found

Full Cast

  1. Canoen, Jocelyn as [La concierge de Saint Germain]
  2. Dutourd, Jean as (uncredited) [Un client des Poissonnard]


  1. Comedy
  2. Drama

Full Plot

Lon Lcuyer, an idealistic history student, manages to escape from the camp where he was imprisoned and comes back to Paris. He hides in his mother's apartment when the Germans, informed by an anonymous letter, storm their block. He runs away once more and leaves for Lyon. Wishing to serve his country, Lon decides to kill Pierre Laval. But he does so badly that he is arrested and condemned to ten years in prison. Meanwhile in Paris, Charles-Hubert and Julie Poissonnard, the owners of the dairy shop "Au Bon Beurre", where Lon's mother shops, thrive by speculating on people's misery, by getting supplies on the black market, by selling goods ten times what they are worth, while blatantly supporting the policies of Marchal Ptain. But when Charles-Hubert senses the wind turning, he changes attitudes. He saves a Jew and even "organizes" the Resistance in his neighborhood. After the war, the Poissonards, richer than ever, have gained a new respectability. As for Lon, now a history teacher at Lyce Jean-Baptiste Say, he is transferred against his will for ... giving bad grades to Henri, Poissonard's son. Guy Bellinger Plot not found

Total Business

SD: November 1979 - March 1980

Music Composers

  1. Bolling, Claude


  1. Marco, Armand

Dress Designers

  1. Brignon, Laurence


M6 Vidéo [fr] - (1994) (France) (VHS)
Progéfi [fr] - (1981) (worldwide) (TV)

Film Editors

  1. Laumain, Maurice


  1. Cagnard, Michelle (production administrator) (as Michèle Cagnard)
  2. Hoss, Mireille (production secretary)
  3. Lemaire-Bazi, Laurence (script supervisor) (as Laurence Lemaire)

Other Titles

  1. "Fett schwimmt oben" (1981) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. 8 Boulevard de Ménilmontant, Cimetière du Père Lachaise - 16 rue du Repos, Paris 20, Paris, France
  2. Lycée Jean-Baptiste Say - 11bis Rue d'Auteuil, Paris 16, Paris, France
  3. Rue Saint-Blaise, Paris 20, Paris, France - (Poissonards' shop and apartment)
  4. Versigny, Oise, France