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The Red Ibis (1975)
"L'Ibis rouge" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  21 May 1975 (France)
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Forty eight hours in an area around a Parisian canal where a former Tango champion meets a killer.

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Zizi
Michel Serrault ...
Jérémie
Michel Galabru ...
Raymond Viliers
Jean Le Poulain ...
Margos
Evelyne Buyle ...
Evelyne Viliers
Karen Nielsen ...
Sophie
Jean Cherlian ...
L'interprète grec
François Bouchex ...
Attalone
Jacques Fortunas ...
Le commissaire Boucher
Michel Francini ...
Ratin
Georges Lucas ...
Un brigadier
Antoine Mayor ...
Le chauffeur de taxi
Barbara Val ...
La colonelle
Maurice Vallier ...
Hervé
Rosine Young ...
Elisabeth Lolo
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Forty eight hours in an area around a Parisian canal where a former Tango champion meets a killer.

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deliciously weird satire with absurd sense of humor
24 May 1999 | by (www.cultmovies.info) – See all my reviews

Absurd, funny, typically anarchic Mocky satire about a psychopathic moron (Serrault), who feels compulsed to strangle women, ever since a fly landed on the decolletée of his piano teacher when he was a boy. Michel Galabru plays an indebted salesman, who by chance learns the murderer's identity. Central setting of the film is a Greek restaurant, whose owner is a sleazy cut-throat. Deliciously weird characters, intriguing plot complications, and a twisted sense of humor make this one a winner from start to finish. Michel Simon, in his last film appearance, steals the film as a likable old-timer, who is also a notorious liar. One of Mocky's best pictures. (3 1/2 of 4 stars)


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