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A Pain in the Ass (1973)
"L'emmerdeur" (original title)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  31 July 1975 (USA)
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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.

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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 ...
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Jean Franval ...
Le routier
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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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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Classic Black Comedy
17 July 1999 | by (Worthing, England) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films that is so funny, it makes you (well me anyway) smile just to remember it.

The essential storyline is of a professional hitman and a guy that he finds he can not get rid of. (The English translation of the title is pain-in-the-behind.)

This is black comedy done to perfection with a brilliant gradual build-up. It starts straight-faced so, if you do not know what you are watching, it could be any old thriller. Gradually the gags come in until it reaches a manic pace.

The two stars are the completely deadpan Lino Ventura and the songwriter Jacques Brel.

It is sadly under-rated and hard-to-find. Seek it out!


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