The Opportunists

The Opportunists (French: Les arrivistes, German: Trübe Wasser) is a 1960 French-East German drama movie directed by Louis Daquin and starring Madeleine Robinson, Jean-Claude Pascal and Clara Gansard.[1] It was a co-production between Pathé and DEFA. The supply materials is Honoré de Balzac’s novel La Rabouilleuse.


  • Madeleine Robinson as Flore Brazier
  • Jean-Claude Pascal as Philippe Brideau
  • Clara Gansard as Mme. Mariette Bridou
  • Erika Pelikowsky as Agathe Rouget / Brideau
  • Gerhard Bienert as Jean-Jacques Rouget
  • Harry Riebauer as Max Gillet
  • Barbara Brecht-Schall as Vedie
  • Werner Dissel as Fario
  • Adolf Peter Hoffmann as Giroudeau
  • Hans Ulrich Laufer as Mignonnet
  • Ivan Malré as St. Auban
  • Irma Münch
  • Ekkehard Schall as Joseph Bridau
  • Kati Székely as Conchita
  • Wolf von Beneckendorff as Botschaffer
  • Bella Waldritter as Descoings

  1. ^ Goble p.992


  • Goble, Alan. The Full Index to Literary Sources in Movie. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

  • The Opportunists at IMDb

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