Les Parents Terribles

Les Films Ariane (1948)
Drama, Foreign
France | French | Black/White | 1h 45min

Young Michel is in love with the attractive Madeleine, so he decides to tell his parents of his intention to marry her. He thinks his announcement is innocent enough; his engagement, however, threatens to reveal dark secrets lurking within his family's home. Yvonne, Michel's overbearing mother, concocts an elaborate scheme to drive Madeleine away, thus keeping uncomfortable household truths from being exposed.

Cast View all

Jean Marais Michel
Josette Day Madeleine
Yvonne de Bray Yvonne dite 'Sophie'
Marcel André Georges
Gabrielle Dorziat Tante Léo
Jean Cocteau Narrator

Crew View all

Director Jean Cocteau
Writers Jean Cocteau
Producers Alexandre Mnouchkine, Francis Cosne
Photographers Michel Kelber


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