The Seven Deadly Sins (1962 film)

Les Sept péchés capitaux
Directed by Philippe de Broca
Claude Chabrol
Jacques Demy
Sylvain Dhomme
Max Douy
Jean-Luc Godard
Eugène Ionesco
Edouard Molinaro
Roger Vadim
Produced by Jean Lavie
Claude Mauriac
Tonio Suné
Written by Daniel Boulanger
Claude Chabrol
Jacques Demy
Jean-Luc Godard
Eugène Ionesco
Félicien Marceau
Roger Peyrefitte
Starring Danièle Lebrun
Claude Rich
Music by Sacha Distel
Pierre Jansen
Michel Legrand
Cinematography Henri Decaë
Louis Miaille
Jean Penzer
Giovanni Pucci
Jean Rabier
Edited by Jean Feyte
Jacques Gaillard
Release dates
Running time
113 minutes
Language French
Box office $9.9 million[1]

Les Sept péchés capitaux is a 1962 film composed of seven different segments, one for each of the seven deadly sins.


1. Anger : Anger seizes a man who finds a fly in his Sunday soup. It spreads through his neighborhood, his city, his country and soon the whole world ...

2. Envy : Rosette is a waitress. Envious of the movie star Rita Gerly who is staying at the hotel where she works, Rosette does everything to seduce the actress's lover. Some time later after having realized her ambitions she returns as to the hotel as a client ...

3. Sloth : Eddie Constantine (who plays himself) is approached by a starlet whom he brings home with well-stated intentions. But the hero's laziness is so relentless that nothing untoward will happen.

4. Lust : Paul and Bernard search for the definition of lust in the reproduction of "Garden of Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch. Bernard recalls his childhood, when he confused the lust with luxury.

5. Pride : A woman leaves her lover to return to her husband who cheats on her, something that his pride can not admit.

6. Gluttony : Valentin attends the funeral of his father who died of indigestion, but the banquet causes him to be late for the meal which follows the funeral.

7. Greed : a group of university students dream of a night of love with Suzon, whose rates are staggering. To raise the money, they organize a lottery that will benefit the winner ...


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