The Bouquinquant Brothers

The Bouquinquant Brothers (French: Les frères Bouquinquant) is a 1947 French drama film directed by Louis Daquin and starring Albert Préjean, Madeleine Robinson and Roger Pigaut. It is based on the 1930 novel The Bouquinquant Brothers by Jean Prévost.[1] It premiered at the 1947 Venice Film Festival and went on general release in France the following year. The film's sets were designed by the art director Paul Bertrand. It marked the film debut of the actress Juliette Gréco.

The Bouquinquant Brothers
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Directed byLouis Daquin
Written byAndré Cerf
Louis Daquin
Roger Vailland
Based onThe Bouquinquant Brothers by Jean Prévost
Produced byPierre Blancheville
André Cornu
Alexandre Kamenka
StarringAlbert Préjean
Madeleine Robinson
Roger Pigaut
CinematographyLouis Page
Edited byClaude Nicole
Music byJean Marion
Radio Cinéma
Société des Films Alkam
Distributed byRadio Cinéma
Release date
15 September 1947
Running time
99 minutes


Julie Moret arrives in Paris from the provinces looking for work. She meets and marries Léon Bouquinquant who initially seems charming, but turns out to be a drunken brute. She soon begins to develop feelings for his Pierre.



  1. ^ Goble p. 375


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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