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The Exchange Student (1967)
"Les grandes vacances" (original title)

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Charles Bosquier, a role apparently written for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial headmaster of a French strict boarding school. No father could be deeper shocked ... See full summary »

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Charles Bosquier
Ferdy Mayne ...
MacFarrell
Martine Kelly ...
Shirley MacFarrell
François Leccia ...
Philippe Bosquier
Olivier De Funès ...
Gérard Bosquier
Claude Gensac ...
Isabelle Bosquier
Maurice Risch ...
Stéphane Michonnet
Jacques Dynam ...
Croizac, le livreur de charbon
Dominique Davray ...
Rose
Mario David ...
L'automobiliste
Jean St. Clair
Christiane Muller ...
La bonne des Bosquier
Denise Provence ...
La comtesse
Françoise Girault ...
Une vacancière avec le chien
Silvia Dionisio ...
Une vacancière avec le chien (as Sylvia Dionisio)
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Charles Bosquier, a role apparently written for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial headmaster of a French strict boarding school. No father could be deeper shocked to find one of his own sons miserably failed his exams, and too embarrassed to enroll him for his own summer-school, so he sends Philippe to England as exchange student. Philippe planned to save his sailing plans with friends by sending fat nerd Stephane Michonnet to England using his name, which comes out when Michonnet gets indigestion. Meanwhile Charles expects his spoiled favorite son, Gérard, who tells daddy about all the other schoolboys for money, to chaperon Shirley, the daughter of his English counterpart MacFarrell, but the girl gets all French boys horny, so even his perfect record is soon gravely soiled as dad spies on them, and he and Shirley join Philippe and his friends. Now the headmaster chases the kids' yacht -incognito, to avoid a scandal- all the way to England, where his ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Louis de Funès and his big vacation
22 December 2005 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

The magnificent French comic actor Louis de Funès demonstrates his talent in this French-Italian film.He plays Charles Bosquier- a grumpy principal of a reputable boys college.Bosquier always controls his students very strictly.His problems start when an exchange program sends an attractive 19 year-old girl to his college in order to spend the summer vacation there and learn more about the French culture.Bosquier's son falls in love with her and they run away.So,the principal is on the verge of madness and he starts chasing them. The film contains lots of funny scenes and humor and of course the superb acting of Louis de Funès.Honestly,the scenario has some weak points.Definitely,"Les Grandes vacances" is not one of the best films of Funès but it is worth seeing.


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