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Mr. Topaze

Directed by Peter Sellers
United Kingdom, 1961
Comedy, Drama


Mr. Topaze is an unassuming school teacher in an unassuming small French town who is honest to a fault. He is fired when he refuses to give a passing grade to a bad student, the grandson of a wealthy baroness.

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Mr. Topaze Directed by Peter Sellers

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  • nouvelle vague 1960's rating of the film Mr. Topaze

    "Mr Topaze" is Sellers only credited directorial listing (except for a short).He plays a schoolteacher, who is too honest for his own good. Who finds himself out of work and in the grip of an unscrupulous businessman. In many ways his role here,is like an early version of his greatest performance as Chance in"Being There"(1979).However, here he learns to be even more devious then his teacher.A comedy,with a dark end.

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