Mon oncle Benjamin

Mon oncle Benjamin

Mon oncle Benjamin film poster
Directed by Edouard Molinaro
Produced by Roger Debelmas
Written by André Couteaux
Edouard Molinaro
Starring Jacques Brel
Claude Jade
Bernard Alane
Music by Jacques Brel
Release dates
  • 28 November 1969 (1969-11-28) (France)
Running time
90 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $20.4 million[1]

Mon oncle Benjamin (My Uncle Benjamin) is a 1969 French film directed by Édouard Molinaro, starring Jacques Brel and Claude Jade. The film is based on a once-popular French comic novel Mon oncle Benjamin by Claude Tillier (1842). The 1969 film Don't Grieve,[2] directed by the Georgian Georgi Daneliya, is also based on Tillier's novel[3] The film was released on 28 November 1969.


The story is set in 1750 during the time of Louis XV. Benjamin (Jacques Brel) is a country doctor in love with the beautiful innkeeper's daughter, Manette, but she refuses his advances until he produces a marriage contract. After suffering a humiliating practical joke and condemned to prison, Benjamin escapes with Manette, who realizes she prefers happiness to a marriage contract after all.[4][5]



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  3. Holder, Samuel (January 22, 2002). "Claude Tillier – Mon oncle Benjamin". Culture & Révolution. Retrieved January 19, 2009.
  4. Editions Jacques Brel "Films" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  5. IMDB "Mon oncle Benjamin" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved September 6, 2011.

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