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La course à l'échalote (1975)

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Pierre Vidal
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Commissaire Brunet
Marc Doelnitz ...
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Gunther
Henri Déus ...
Mike
Luis Rego ...
Franz
Catherine Allégret ...
Nicole
André Bézu ...
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De Rovère
Paul Cambo ...
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Henri Attal ...
Le contrôleur
François Cadet ...
Le premier brigadier
Philippe Dehesdin ...
Philippe
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Pierre Richard delivers
5 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

A not so capable man (played by Pierre Richard) is appointed to handle the affairs of a bank during the time the director is gone. When he's in charge, a suitcase with an important paper gets stolen, and he wants to retrieve it. Police thinks he's the culprit and his girlfriend wants him back. So, basically, everyone's after Pierre Richard in this film.

I expected not much. A film by Claude Zidi, once a camera operator from Claude Chabrol, who made a bunch of mediocre comedies. As if to prove this, there's a joke with a toilet bowl only after five minutes.

But it was too hard to resist to the gags and I started giggling anyhow. The thing is, Pierre Richard pulls it all off every time - trying to yell 'au secours' when his voice is hoarse, fumbling with keys, playing a blind man, reassuring a detective that there are no problems while there obviously are. Even the joke with the toilet bowl.

It's a goofy comedy, with a lot of predictable jokes, but it's PASSIONATELY GOOFY. Although this film is far from Le Grand Blond..., the best Pierre Richard-film I know of, it has great speed and some funny episodes. Most funny bits, for me, were the exuberant episodes in a carnivalesque train and the grand final. I rate it 6/10.


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