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Jo (1971)

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Antoine Brisebard, a famous comedy playwright, is struggling with financial difficulties and is preparing to sell his country villa to an English couple. What no one knows, however, is that... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Antoine Brisebard
Claude Gensac ...
Sylvie Brisebard
Michel Galabru ...
Tonelotti l'entrepreneur
Bernard Blier ...
Inspecteur Ducros
Guy Tréjan ...
Maître Adrien Colas
Ferdy Mayne ...
Mister Grunder
Yvonne Clech ...
Cécile Grunder
Florence Blot ...
Madame Cramusel
Micheline Luccioni ...
Françoise
Christiane Muller ...
Mathilde la bonne
Paul Préboist ...
L'adjudant de gendarmerie
Jacques Marin ...
Andrieux
Jean Valmence ...
Le représentant
Carlo Nell ...
Plumerel
Dominique Zardi ...
Le Duc
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Antoine Brisebard, a famous comedy playwright, is struggling with financial difficulties and is preparing to sell his country villa to an English couple. What no one knows, however, is that Brisebard is actually a victim of blackmail since his wife Sylvie, a famous actress, is the daughter of a notorious robber-murderer. His extortionist is a malevolent criminal only known as Jo, who visits him often to pick up his hush money. But faced with certain ruin, Brisebard is preparing to do away with Jo once and for all, planning his deed under the guise of him trying to write the script for a crime play and consulting his friend, attorney Colas, for ideas of how to efficiently get rid of the body. He finally takes up the offer of one Tonelotti to erect a garden pavillon, whose foundation would provide the ideal hiding place for the corpse. On the night Jo is scheduled to arrive for his next payment, Brisebard awaits the arrival with a gun but is not able to pull the trigger, drops the gun ... Written by wikipedia

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37 out of 114 gave this a 10?!?!
12 January 2002 | by (www.moviemoviesite.com) – See all my reviews

I gave it a 3, and I was being generous.

I watched an horrendous dubbed version on TMC, but this is one of those frantic knockabout farces that are unfunny in any language. Everyone behaves ridiculously, and reacts to each new plot twist totally unrealistically. Only the gag with the main character sitting next to the police inspector on the sofa is remotely funny. Unless you're a diehard fan of this de Funes character I'd give this one a wide, wide berth.


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