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Louis de Funès,
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The young King Louis XIII is dominated by his mother Marie de Medici and her favorite Concino Concini . Francois de Capestang, a faithful knight falls for the daughter of the Duke of Angouleme that conspires against the Crown by his side.
Léon, a humble civil servant, has the unusual ability to walk through walls, however thick they are. One day, he falls madly in love with a charming hotel thief by the name of Suzan. In order to impress her he poses as Garou-Garou, a dangerous gangster. Mistaken for him, he is arrested and sent to jail but he, of course, leaves his cell(and comes back to it) just as he likes, infuriating the prison warden. But, despite this wonderful gift, he remains shy in the presence of Suzan... Written by
Jean Boyer was not an ambitious director,but he produced funny little comedies ;his best was certainly "Circonstances Atténuantes" starring Michel Simon and Arletty."Bolero" ,"Senechal le Magnifique " and "Le Rosier de Madame Husson" are certainly pleasant enough.
"Garou Garou Le Passe Muraille" based on a novel by Marcel Aymé ,with fine lines written by Audiard ,can be considered a successful movie too.Things begin to become a bit repetitive in the last third though,which was already the problem with "Bolero" in 1942 and even with "Circonstances Atténuantes" (1939).Reviewers often write that Boyer botched the job too frequently whereas he could have been a past master in the art of comedy.
Sound effects may seem rudimentary compared to today's standards but Bourvil really walks through walls!The best scenes,in my opinion,are to be found in the first half: the apartment the hero shares with an athletic grumpy brother-in-law and a sister who's got not his supernatural gift though she tries her best to..;the office where the hero works with his section head ;the meeting with the sneak thief (Joan Greenwood) who operates in hotels;the hilarious moment when Bourvil reads the lines of her hands .
It's impossible not to like Bourvil.I had the opportunity to see him on stage in an operetta in Paris and I have never forgotten this show.
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