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A Pain in the Ass (1973)

L'emmerdeur (original title)
PG | | Comedy | 31 July 1975 (USA)
Ralf Milan, a hitman, arrives in Montpellier to kill an important witness. He checks in a hotel without knowing that his neighbour has become neurotic after his wife left him.

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Jacques Brel ...
Caroline Cellier ...
Louise Pignon
Jean-Pierre Darras ...
Fuchs
Nino Castelnuovo ...
Bellhop
Angela Cardile ...
La future maman
Michele Gammino
Xavier Depraz ...
Louis Randoni
François Dyrek
Jean-Louis Tristan ...
L'inspecteur de l'hôtel
André Valardy ...
L'auto-stoppeur
Jean Franval ...
Le routier
Pierre Collet ...
Le boucher
Arlette Balkis ...
La patiente
Jacques Galland ...
Maître Chamfort
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Ralf Milan, a hitman, arrives in Montpellier to kill an important witness. He checks in a hotel without knowing that his neighbour has become neurotic after his wife left him. Written by Jean-Yves Simon <simon@micro.ti.com>

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A Pain in the A__  »

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Trivia

Francis Veber: [François Pignon] features a likeable idiot called François Pignon. See more »

Goofs

A door is blocked with a chair under the handle. Unfortunately no one of the movie crew noticed or seems to have bothered that the door opens the other way. See more »

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Featured in Une cellule pour deux (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

La Scocciatrice (L'Emmerdeuse)
Written by François Rauber and Jacques Brel
Performed by François Rauber Et Son Ensemble, Accordion by Marcel Azzola (uncredited)
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3 July 1999 | by (Montréal, Québec, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film essentially is a study of characters between a loser (Jacques Brel) and a hit man (Lino Ventura).

This film, like many French comedies, has a Hollywood counterpart, "Buddy Buddy", with Walther Mathau and Jack Lemmon. Although not bad, the remake is nevertheless deceptive, as we were expecting much more from a movie in which the two principal characters are played by such great actors.


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