Louis-Philippe Fourchaume, another typical lead-role for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial CEO of a French company which designs and produces sail yachts, and fires... See full summary »
Louis-Philippe Fourchaume, another typical lead-role for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial CEO of a French company which designs and produces sail yachts, and fires in yet another tantrum his designer André Castagnier, not realizing that man is his only chance to land a vital contract with the Italian magnate Marcello Cacciaperotti. So he has to find him at his extremely rural birthplace in 'la France profonde', which proves a torturous odyssey for the spoiled rich man; when he does get there his torment is far from over: the country bumpkin refuses to resume his slavish position now the shoe is on the other foot, so Fourchaume is dragged along in the boorish family life, and at times unable to control his temper, which may cost him more credit then he painstakingly builds up... Written by
Louis the Funes is Forchaume, the owner of a ship construction yard, who fires his constructor Castagnier when his latest ship sinks at the launching ceremony. When Castagnier has left, Forchaume learns that another construction of his, the sailboat "Le Petit Baigneur" has won a prestigious competition at San Remo, and that a competitor is out to by the "Baigneur". The race is on to win Castagnier and the boat back.
A great showcase for the talents of the inimitable Louis de Funes. An endless flow of hilarious scenes, some of them imitated, but seldom surpassed in later Hollywood comedies.
Fans of Jim Carrey and other comedians of the "crazy mimicry crazy comedy school" should watch this, and see how wonderfully funny de Funes can be, without ever being annoying or tiresome.
Look out for scenes like the sermon in the run-down church, the runaway tractor and the amphibious kayak.
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