Small Change

Small Change (1976)

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1976-03-17
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 134 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Les Productions Artistes Associés
  • Production Country: France
  • Director: François Truffaut
star 7.1/10
From 134 Ratings


Various experiences of childhood are seen in several sequences that take place in the small town of Thiers, France. Vignettes include a boy's awakening interest in girls, couples double-dating at the movies, brothers giving their friend a haircut, a boy dealing with an abusive home life, a baby and a cat sitting by an open window, a child telling a dirty joke, and a boy who develops a crush on his friend's mother.

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  • Jean-François Stévenin

    as Jean-François Richet, the Schoolteacher
  • Virginie Thévenet

    as Lydie Richet
  • Chantal Mercier

    as Chantal Petit, the Schoolteacher
  • Tania Torrens

    as Nadine Riffle, hairdresser, Laurent's mother
  • Nicole Félix

    as Grégory's mother
  • Philippe Goldman

    as Julien Leclou
  • Bruno de Stabenrath

    as Bruno Rouillard
  • Georges Desmouceaux

    as Patrick Desmouceaux
  • René Barnerias

    as Monsieur Desmouceaux, Patrick's father
  • Francis Devlaeminck

    as Monsieur Riffle, hairdresser, Laurent's father
  • Laurent Devlaeminck

    as Laurent Riffle
  • Marcel Berbert

    as School Principal
  • François Truffaut

    as Martine's father
  • Laura Truffaut

    as Madeleine Doinel, Oscar's mother
  • Eva Truffaut

    as Patricia
  • Corinne Boucart

    as Corinne
  • Vincent Touly

    as Concierge
  • Pascale Bruchon

    as Martine
  • Claudio Deluca

    as Matthieu Deluca
  • Franck Deluca

    as Franck Deluca
  • Richard Golfier

    as Richard
  • Sylvie Grezel

    as Sylvie
  • Paul Heyraud

    as Monsieur Deluca
  • Michèle Heyraud

    as Madame Deluca
  • Sebastien Marc

    as Oscar
  • Christine Pellé

    as Madame Leclou, Julien's mother
  • Jeanne Lobre

    as Julien's grandmother
  • Christian Lentretien

    as Monsieur Golfier, Richard's father (uncredited)
  • Yvon Boutina

    as Oscar, adult (uncredited)
  • Jean-Francis Gondre

    as Oscar's father (uncredited)
  • Hélène Jeanbrau

    as Doctor (uncredited)
Sound Maurice Jaubert Original Music Composer
Directing François Truffaut Director
Writing Suzanne Schiffman Screenplay
Production Marcel Berbert Producer
Writing François Truffaut Screenplay
Editing Yann Dedet Editor
Production François Truffaut Producer
Directing Suzanne Schiffman Assistant Director
Art Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko Production Design
Art Paolo Rocco Innamorato First Assistant Art Direction
Camera Pierre-William Glenn Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Monique Dury Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Thi-Loan Nguyen Makeup Artist
Sound Michel Laurent Sound
Sound Jacques Maumont Sound Mixer