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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hubert de Tartas
Le professeur Édouard Loriebat (as Michel Lonsdale)
Claude Gensac ...
Edmée de Tartas
Bernard Alane ...
Paul Fournier
Annick Alane ...
Mme Crépin-Jaujard, la mère d'Evelyne
Olivier De Funès ...
Didier de Tartas
Eliette Demay ...
Evelyne Crépin-Jaujard
Martine Kelly ...
Jacques Legras ...
Pascal Mazzotti ...
Le professeur Bibolini
Claude Piéplu ...
Le secrétaire général
Paul Préboist ...
Yves Vincent ...
Evelyne Dassas ...
L'assistante de Bibolini
Monita Derrieux ...
Une infirmière


The frozen body of Paul Fournier is discovered in Greenland where he had disappeared during a scientific expedition in 1905. Perfectly conserved he is brought back to life in the 1960s. His descendants take care of him: to spare him the cultural shock they behave so to make believe it's 1905 and they are his cousins, uncle... Written by vik-18 <>

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First feature film of Bernard Alane. See more »


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24 January 2006 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

Arctic expedition finds the frozen body of Paul Fournier in Greenland. He stayed in eternal cold for sixty five years and was brought to life in 1970. He is taken care by the family of his descendants and he believes that it is still 1905 and he had a riding accident after which he had developed some memory problems. By his doctor's request, to spare him the shock of waking up, the house he stays in and the streets surrounded it are redecorated to look like in the beginning of the 20th century. He does not know that the woman he believes his mother is his granddaughter and her polite but slightly hyper fiancée (De Funes) has been her husband for over twenty years. The movie belongs to Luis De Funes as all his comedies do. I'd like to name just a few - the trilogy of Fantômas movies where De Funes was energetic, bubbling with the mad ideas, clumsy and hilarious Commissar Juve; "La Grande vadrouille" (1966) where he shared the screen with another French legend, Bourvil, and "Oscar" (1967) which he simply stole with his performance. During his long career De Funes learned how to make every viewer in the audience laugh – not just laugh but almost die from laughing. While watching "Hibernatus" again after many years, I almost fall from the couch – my husband and our friends had more fun watching me than the movie.

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