The Chicken
Directed byClaude Berri
Written byCharles Nastat
Produced byClaude Berri
StarringJacques Marin
CinematographyGhislain Cloquet
Edited bySophie Coussein
Release date
19 July 1965 (1965-07-19)
Running time
15 minutes

The Chicken (French: Le Poulet) is a 1965 French short comedy film directed by Claude Berri. It won an Oscar in 1966 for Best Short Subject.[1][2]



John Simon described The Chicken as 'crude'.[3]


  1. ^ "New York Times: The Chicken". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2011. Archived from the original on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2008.
  2. ^ "The 38th Academy Awards (1966) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on 11 January 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  3. ^ Simon, John (1983). John Simon: Something to Declare Twelve Years Of Films From Abroad. Clarkson N. Potter Inc. p. 284.