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The Band (1970)
"L'homme orchestre" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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M. Édouard - dit 'Evan Evans' (as Louis de Funes)
Noëlle Adam ...
Françoise
Olivier De Funès ...
Philippe Evans (as Olivier de Funes)
Daniel Bellus ...
Le jeune automobiliste au feu rouge
Max Desrau ...
Un automobiliste au feu rouge
Tiberio Murgia ...
Le père sicilien
Vittoria Di Silverio
Martine Kelly ...
La danseuse qui se marie / Rejected dancer
Paola Tedesco ...
La fille sicilienne
Franco Volpi ...
Michèle Alba ...
Une danseuse
Lydie Callier ...
Une danseuse
Géraldine Lynton ...
Une danseuse
Francoise Occipinti ...
Une danseuse (as Françoise Occhipinti)
Christine Reynolds ...
Une danseuse
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fantastic funestastic - a classic
7 November 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

It's obvious that if you're looking for plausible plots in any of Funes' movies aren't the right place to look for. Especially his film is all about the incredible camera and lighting, staging and set design. About the beautiful girls dancing and wearing classic 60ies outfits. In fact it's all about the dancing scenes. The idea having a conversation via singing is purely operatic, used to the extreme by Jacques Demy (Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and again in a different more Funesque way by Alain Resnais in On connaît la chanson!

The film looks like it's shot in Technicolor though in the credits only Eastmancolor is mentioned - a film stock unfortunately not available anymore. The colors this film stock produces are to die for - check also i.e. Truffaut's Antoine Doinel series all shot too in Eastmancolor.

Watch it and then watch it again;-)


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