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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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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 ...
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André Valardy ...
L'auto-stoppeur
Jean Franval ...
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Pierre Collet ...
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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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The Director, Edouard Molinaro plays the barman of the coffee shop. And there's a moment that he's got a vinyl disc of Jacques Brel in his hands. See more »

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Remade as Bas belasi (1982) 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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A gentle French comedy of errors
12 September 2004 | by (Epsom, Surrey) – See all my reviews

I liked this film, not really belly laugh funny, but the situation comedy that Lino Ventura and Jacques Brel get themselves into, can be very humorous. Ventura plays an assassin who is trying to do a job, however he gets caught up with Brel's annoying and suicidal hypochondriac, foiling his attempts, by trying to commit suicide in the room next door to the room Ventura is in to do the hit. This causes the police to be called to the hotel. When they arrive however, Ventura persuades them that Brel is a friend and he will look after him and get him back on his feet. He decides to get rid of Brel, so that he can continue on his original task, but then ends up helping him to settle the score with his wife, who has left Brel for a rich medical doctor and that is when the real fun starts...!


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