Jean, a teacher in his fifties, is going through a rough patch after hitting two police officers and his mistress leaving him. When he finds himself alone with Isabelle, his 18 year-old daughter, and she announces that she is quitting her studies, he memorably slaps across the face.

Directed by: Claude Pinoteau (France/Italy, 1974)

Cast: Lino Ventura (Jean), Annie Girardot (Hélène), Isabelle Adjani (Isabelle), Georges Wilson (Pierre), Francis Perrin (Pierre), Nathalie Baye (Christine), Jacques Spiesser (Rémy), Richard Berry (a pupil), Michel Aumont (Charvin)

Genre: dramatic comedy

Awards: Louis-Delluc Prize in 1974

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