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Now Where Did the Seventh Company Get to? (1973)
"Mais où est donc passée la 7ème compagnie" (original title)

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1940: During the chaotic running fights of the French army the 7th company disappears - nobody knows they've been taken captive. Only their scouting patrol, three witty but lazy guys, can ... See full summary »

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Aldo Maccione ...
Robert Lamoureux ...
Pierre Tornade ...
Capitaine Dumont
Jacques Marin ...
L'épicier
Marcelle Ranson-Hervé ...
Mme Thévenay
Erik Colin ...
Lieutenant Duvauchel (as Eric Colin)
Paul Bisciglia ...
Le père
Robert Dalban ...
Le fermier
Alain Doutey ...
Magali Vendeuil ...
La mère
Konrad von Bork ...
(as Conrad Von Bork)
Corinne Lahaye ...
Germaine
François Merlet
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1940: During the chaotic running fights of the French army the 7th company disappears - nobody knows they've been taken captive. Only their scouting patrol, three witty but lazy guys, can escape and now wanders around behind the German lines. They'd like to just stay out the fights, but a Lieutenant urges them to use a captured truck to break through to their troops. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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French director Robert Lamoureux was inventive in showing that the French army's seventh company was in a safe zone !!!!
24 March 2015 | by (FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world) – See all my reviews

Most French films about war with German army portray it as an army full of stupid soldiers without any intelligence who are not attentive enough to catch French soldiers. French film "Mais où est donc passée la 7ème compagnie » is also a fine example of this tendency. The adventures of the seventh company of French army are extremely hilarious. They are always able to bring immense amount of laughter. One adventure is about how the seventh company manages to escape unhurt when the dead bodies of two German soldiers are lost due to sheer negligence. In a comic yet sensitive member viewers get to observe how some French people deal with less patriotic French folks during times of war. For this section, an ordinary grocer with considerable traces of treachery is taught a good lesson. Gaumont film production company is one of French cinema's most famous film studios. It was due to its strong backing that French director Robert Lamoureux was able to make three comedy films about war. French cinema's leading comic actors Jean Lefebvre and Pierre Mondy have starred in all three films. This three part film series began with the making of "Now Where Did the Seventh Company Get to ?" The most unique thing about this film is that it reveals the comical aspects of second world war.


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