Doctor Popaul doesn't trust beautiful women: he says he prefers "moral beauty". Among colleagues he makes a bet who manages to sleep with the most ugly woman during the next year - and wins... See full summary »
Doctor Popaul doesn't trust beautiful women: he says he prefers "moral beauty". Among colleagues he makes a bet who manages to sleep with the most ugly woman during the next year - and wins. Shortly after he meets the plain Christine on vacation in Tunesia. She leaves him after their first night, but by chance they meet again in Bordeaux. He learns that her father is a wealthy doctor who's very pleased to meet him and encourages him to become his son in law. Just on the wedding Popaul meets Christine's beautiful sister, who has the bad fortune to always marry the dumbest guy around. But Popaul knows how to help her out... Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
First of all, Belmondo is hilarious. Very unsuave, the look on his face throughout the film is priceless. My problem with this film is that it would lurch from slapstick sex comedy to black comedy to noir, sometimes in the same scene. The film makers' point of view was often obscured by the fact that they tried too hard to get so much in. Belmondo's constant smoking soon became distracting as I tried to get a sense of the character. The film does succeed in all of its personalities (genres), so I give this a 7.
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