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The Big Restaurant (1966)
"Le grand restaurant" (original title)

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Top-notch french restaurant owner Monsieur Septime is involved into crime when one of his famous guests disappears.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Monsieur Septime
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Le commissaire divisionnaire
Maria-Rosa Rodriguez ...
Sophia
Venantino Venantini ...
Henrique
Juan Ramírez ...
Le général
Noël Roquevert ...
Le ministre
Folco Lulli ...
Le président Novalès
Yves Arcanel ...
Henri
René Berthier
Albert Dagnant ...
Un conspirateur
Robert Dalban ...
Le conspirateur francais
Eugene Deckers ...
Le complice de Novalès (as Eugène Deckers)
Robert Destain ...
Le baron
Bernard Dumaine ...
Le client satisfait
Jacques Dynam ...
Un serveur
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Storyline

M. Septime rules the renowned Paris restaurant "Chez Septime" with an iron fist. Grovelling before his rich and powerful customers, M. Septime feels free to treat his employees like children at best or like slaves at worst. M. Septime would be very happy if things just continued the way they are. But Destiny will have it otherwise. Indeed one day, Novales, a South American president, disappears while dining in his restaurant and it looks as if Septime has something to do with it. Written by Guy Bellinger

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9 September 1966 (France)  »

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First film directed by Jacques Besnard. See more »

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When Septime is being instructed to walk around the news stand, a man and woman approach the stand twice between the changing shots. See more »

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Featured in Louis de Funès ou Le pouvoir de faire rire (2003) See more »

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User Reviews

Step in the restaurant where humor is served hot and cold!

As a Funés fan, it's hard for me to pick the best ones, but this would definitely stand in my top ten! ...or say top fifteen. This time he is the chef of very exclusive Paris restaurant.

Choleric as ever, he wants everything to be in the right order or even better. Problems occur when president of one unnamed country gets kidnaped while having a dinner at Septim's. With police and gangsters behind his back he tries to find the missing head of state by himself. And obviously a lot of fun happens during this adventure.

Funés is gorgeous as always, very energetic with funny gesticulation. The plot is simple, but cleverly written with many surprising turnovers. And add in the fabulous scene where DS Citroen falls into Sienna river, continuing its ride as a boat and you get the great entertaining movie of comedy empire of those times! Step in, tastes fresh and makes you laugh after all these years:-)


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