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Nice comedy about marriages, and the 'war between sexes'
The story is simple and always easy-going, without too many ambitions. Lots of hunting-and-being-hunted. The dialogs (sorry, I only know the german version) are always funny- it seems as if the textwriter (Michel Audiard) simply liked working upon this movie. Another nice thing: the movie contains a lot of little sound effects like in a comic-strip. Music is played in that very cool jazzy style. You can see the young Belmondo and Cath Deneuve, among others, at the very beginning of their careers. Some highlights are the wedding scene (a wedding that never happens ;-), and the moment aboard the holiday ship, when the rich old widow grabs a new young guy. This non-mainstream film has flair !
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