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The Little Bather (1968)

Le petit baigneur (original title)
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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Louis-Philippe Fourchaume
Andréa Parisy ...
Marie-Béatrice Fourchaume
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Marcello Cacciaperotti
Michèle Alexandre ...
L'épouse du ministre
Nicole Vervil ...
La mère du petit Francis
Robert Rollis ...
Un marin
Georges Adet ...
Le gardien du chantier
Philippe Dumat ...
Le joueur de tambour de la fanfare
Gérard Calvi ...
Le chef de la fanfare
Roger Caccia ...
L'organiste
Hélène Dieudonné ...
La garde-barrière
Pierre Tornade ...
Le gardien de phare
Pierre Dac ...
Le ministre
Henri Génès ...
Le paysan (as Henri Genès)
Jacques Legras ...
Henri Castagnier (le curé)
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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 KGF Vissers

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22 March 1968 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Mad Adventures of the Bouncing Beauty  »

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2.35 : 1
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Robert Dhéry is not credited in the main cast section, but as actor together with his directing credit. See more »

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Le Petit Baigneur (Générique Fin)
Written and Performed by Gérard Calvi Et Son Orchestre
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Louis de Funès is so funny!
16 December 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Louis de Funès is so funny. A lot of his movie would be plain bad if he wasn't the main actor. He's so good playing the avaricious industrial, just like in "Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob". "Le Petit baigneur" is not as good, though, as "Rabbi Jacob". It's funny but some scenes drag on and no (ex. the church who's crumbling apart or the tractor scene). But still a pleasant 90 minutes.

Out of 100, I give it 72. That's good for ** out of ****.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on November 25th, 2002.


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