Males include -
- Pierre Danny plays Poulard Dutremble
- Richard Darbois plays Xavier (original name, the friend)
- Yves Collignon plays Julie's lover, Frank (name in the American version)
- Manu Pluton plays the butler
A real Love Story, with the difference that the camera won't move to the ceiling this time. Nice characters. No avant-garde movie maybe, but nice stuff. Happy-go-lucky group of friends living in the same flat on the one hand, decadent bourgeois family on the other.
The female main character (who we must guess is Julie for she is never mentioned as such) is the daughter of a man who runs a café. She's with a small group of people (Martine Grimaud and two boys) who share every pleasure life has to share. Well... Martine more than Julie, for Julie keeps to herself waiting for real love most probably. Frank (sorry I'll use the American release names) is the son of a politician (Le Président) named Poulard Dutremble who, with his wife (Ellen Earl), organizes very hot parties at night, involving people like Carmélo Petix, Charlie Schreiner, the black valet (Manu Pluton), the maid (Sylvia Bourdon) and some others. One day, Dutremble Jr meets Julie and Martine at the public library and they really seem to enjoy the moment.
When Dutremble Jr comes home, the party is at its best but he avoids verybody and remains on his own in the night...
Dutremble Jr, leaving his parents for the afternoon comes across Julie in her father's café. Obvious mutual tender feelings. Charlie Schreiner (who was at the Dutrembles'party in the previous scene ! Some sort of mistake in the script, I'd say...) is now with the group and performs some very tender (though hard) scene (let's call it The Flower Scene). Another boy who's watching this scene through the keyhole, is straddled upon by a girl. The flat being small, the sound always comes through and the beds don't remain empty for long. Everybody goes from one room to the other. Nice scene with the very natural Chantal Fourquet). Only Julie doesn't take part in this move-happy trend.
Dutremble Jr soon becomes a member of the little group and offers to help them since he's from a rich family.. First kiss on the beach before a setting sun. Julie takes her new friend to her room and they spend the night together (no sex scene/seen, sorry). Love, Peace andHappiness. Back home, Jr faces his naked mother and tells her he's leaving home to live with Julie.
Julie introduces him to her father who takes them for a romantic outing at sea. When he introduces her to his family, his mother sticks her hand into Julie's knickers. The son gets mad and decides never to cast his shadow on their door again.
Love scene on the rocks. Very romantic. Some hard close-ups but they may be with body doubles. The two lovers get married with the full consent of her father's loving eyes. His parents are not invited.
Back to the Dutrembles, where the mother (Margareth in the US release) is busy with her black servant's male attribute. Back at the wedding party we can see all those young people enjoying each other (Martine Grimaud and boyfriend, Chantal Fourquet with Anne Varese and Maria Malone, then Charlie Schreiner joins the girls' threesome. Some seem to hit the jackpot sometimes. The onesome is supposed to be off-screen !). Julie and her now husband have a few words on the baby topic. A baby would be the apex of their love. Both agree but time passes and there's no pregnancy in sight. (meanwhile the black servant has become a street singer).
One day, Julie's doctor tells her husband that she cannot have a baby [in the original version she apparently had a terminal disease revealed by her pregnancy test]. He tells her father who suggests helping them getting through that bad pass. One day the son meets his father, and Poulard Dutremble offers to help. In fact Julie is aware of her problems and bravely faces it. The couple is one in their courage and love. (oh those two winks on the balcony!)
The former black servant meets Julie, the former Dutrembles' maid and they have a talk in front of his tent. Marie goes to Dutremble Senior and tells him that she had changed the bottles of urine used for the medical investigation. In fact she had put her urine instead. The young couple can now enjoy life to its full and look forwards to a future life as parents.
Meanwhile Marie (Sylvia Bourdon) is sucking the black dick before taking it inside. That's the way it goes on top of that sunny cliff!