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The Law Is the Law (1958)

La legge è legge (original title)
Assola is an imaginary village on the border between Italy and France and the borderline crosses the village itself. The French customs agent Ferdinand is always trying to catch the Italian... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Ferdinand Pastorelli
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Giuseppe La Paglia
René Génin ...
Donadieu
Henri Arius ...
Le maire
Albert Dinan ...
Le brigadier-chef des douanes
Nathalie Nerval ...
Hélène Pastorelli
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Le député
Nino Besozzi ...
Le maréchal des carabiniers / Il Maresciallo
Leda Gloria ...
Antonietta
Anna Maria Luciani ...
Marisa (as A. M. Luciani)
Luciano Marin ...
Mario
Henri Crémieux ...
Bourride
Noël Roquevert ...
Le gendarme Malandain
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Assola is an imaginary village on the border between Italy and France and the borderline crosses the village itself. The French customs agent Ferdinand is always trying to catch the Italian smuggler Giuseppe. Giuseppe discovers that Ferdinand was actually born in Italy and therefore he can't be a French customs agent. Written by Piergiorgio Romani <p.romani@flashnet.it>

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17 September 1958 (France)  »

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The Law Is the Law  »

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Fernandel gives a memorably hilarious performance as a policemen in a French/Italian border town. The border line happens to go right through the middle of the house, where the protagonist was born. The complications arise, when he suddenly finds out that he was actually born on the Italian side and, therefore, is legally Italian. If you like French comedies and Fernandel, this one is a must.


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