Les risques du métier

Les risques du métier (Risky Business) is a 1967 French drama film directed by André Cayatte. This was Jacques Brel's first feature film and co-starred Emmanuelle Riva, Jacques Harden, and Nadine Alari. Brel also produced the soundtrack with François Rauber. The film was released on 21 December 1967. Film critics praised Brel's performance.[1][2]

Les risques du métier
French DVD cover
Directed byAndré Cayatte
Produced byAlain Poiré
Written by
  • André Cayatte
  • Armand Jammot
Based onLes risques du métier
by Jean and Simone Cornec
Music by
CinematographyChristian Matras
Edited byHélène Plemiannikov
Distributed byGaumont
Release date
  • 21 December 1967 (1967-12-21) (France)
Running time
105 minutes


A teenage girl accuses her primary schoolteacher, Jean Doucet (Jacques Brel), of trying to rape her. The police and the mayor investigate, but Doucet denies the charges. Two other students come forward to reveal more of Doucet's misconduct – one confessing to be his mistress. Doucet faces trial and hard labor if convicted.


  • Jacques Brel as Jean Doucet
  • Emmanuelle Riva as Suzanne Doucet
  • René Dary as Le maire / The Mayor
  • Nadine Alari as Mme Arnaud
  • Christine Fabréga as M. Roussel
  • Jacques Harden as R. Arnaud
  • Gabriel Gobin as Le juge d'instruction
  • Muriel Baptiste as Martine
  • Christine Simon as Brigitte
  • Chantal Martin as Josette
  • Nathalie Nell as Helene
  • Delphine Desyeux as Catherine
  • Claudine Berg as Mme Cault


  1. "Films". Archived from Editions Jacques Brel the original Check |url= value (help) on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  2. Travers, James. Films de France "Les risques du métier" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 18 September 2011.
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