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Hibernatus (1969)

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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... See full summary »

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Hubert de Tartas
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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 ...
Sophie
Jacques Legras ...
L'avocat
Pascal Mazzotti ...
Le professeur Bibolini
Claude Piéplu ...
Le secrétaire général
Paul Préboist ...
Charles
Yves Vincent ...
Crepin-Jaujard
Evelyne Dassas ...
L'assistante de Bibolini
Monita Derrieux ...
Une infirmière
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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 <viktor_p@mail.com>

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One of the Funniest De Funès Films
18 May 2002 | by (Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France) – See all my reviews

Louis de Funès was one of the funniest French comic actors and none of those on the scene today can even compare with him. Many of his films made in the 1960's and 70's are evergreens of French comedy and remain popular even today. Hibernatus is one of the best, together with Rabbi Jacob, La Grande Vadrouille and Le Corniaud (The Sucker). The script lively, the film only 78 mins long and Claude Gensac as his long standing "ma biche !" is magnificent. The film is basically about De Funes's wife's grandfather who is found frozen in the ice and comes back to life with his family in 1969 ! All surroundings are made to look oldy-worldy so that he may think he is still in 1905. All this gives rise to some comic situations where De Funès has to disguise himself first as the grandfather's father, and then as suitor to his mother. Without going any more into the detail of the plot one can say that it is highly amusing and entertaining. It has recently been issued on DVD in France with very good picture quality and French Subtitles, together with several other famous de Funès comedies, such as La Folie des Grandeurs, Oscar, L'Homme Orchestre ..............


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