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The Big Store (1973)

Le grand bazar (original title)
Four guys working for a small grocer in trouble, declare war on a new giant neighborhood supermarket by attempting several coups. A film about the big store taking over the business of smaller stores.

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Gérard Rinaldi ...
Gérard
Jean Sarrus ...
Jean
Gérard Filipelli ...
Phil
Jean-Guy Fechner ...
Jean-Guy
Michel Galabru ...
Émile
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Félix Boucan
Roger Carel ...
Le commissaire priseur
Jacques Seiler ...
Jacques
André Badin ...
L'enchérisseur endormi
Florence Blot
François Cadet ...
Le contremaître
Coluche ...
Le visiteur de l'appartement
Dany Daniel
Jocelyne Darche
Michèle Delacroix ...
La fiancée de Phil
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Four guys working for a small grocer in trouble, declare war on a new giant neighborhood supermarket by attempting several coups. A film about the big store taking over the business of smaller stores.

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6 September 1973 (France)  »

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5 matti al supermercato  »

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Performed by Guy Marchand
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Still actual these days.
15 August 2010 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Even if this was shot in 1973, this subject of a big box supermarket giving a hard time to the small grocer is still in effect these days.

A quaint grocer with his 4 employees, sees the upcoming of a giant supermarket built nearby. Little by little, the grocer is losing money to this behemoth of a food store, but the said employees try the best they can to keep their jobs and also give a hard time to the supermarket.

A well told story. One of the actors in a small role, Roger Carel, is a master of dubbing movies in France. Mostly known to be the voice of Asterix the Gaul, many Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters and other American actors like Jack Lemmon or Burgess Meredith in the 60s.

This one is to watch, and don't take some of the scenes seriously...


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