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Monsieur Coccinelle

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Monsieur Coccinelle
Directed byDominique Bernard-Deschamps
Written byDominique Bernard-Deschamps
Edited byRaymonde Delor
Music byDaniel Rogers
Films Coccinelle
Distributed byDisCina
Release date
2 November 1938
Running time
100 minutes

Monsieur Coccinelle is a 1938 French comedy film directed by Dominique Bernard-Deschamps and starring Pierre Larquey, Jane Loury and Jeanne Provost.

The film's sets were designed by Boris Bilinsky. The plot was based on an original story written by Bernard-Deschamps himself. It is notable for its break with conventional realism, with several scenes that push towards outright fantasy.[1]

The film had trouble securing distribution and initially premiered at an art house venue. It was only during wartime, when it benefited from a national shortage of films, that it received a general release.


An average worker who feels downtrodden at work and home, dreams of becoming a dictator. His aunt has her own fantasy that the love-of-her-life, a fairground magician, will return to her once more.

Main cast


  1. ^ Crisp p.246


  • Crisp, Colin. French Cinema—A Critical Filmography: Volume 1, 1929-1939. Indiana University Press, 2015.
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