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The Wing or Thigh? (1976)
"L'aile ou la cuisse" (original title)

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Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast food entrepreneur Tri- catel to save the French art of cooking. After having ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Charles Duchemin
Coluche ...
Gérard Duchemin
Ann Zacharias ...
Marguerite #2 - la secrétaire intérimaire
Julien Guiomar ...
Jacques Tricatel
Claude Gensac ...
Marguerite #1 - la secrétaire de Duchemin
Georges Chamarat ...
Le doyen des académiciens
Jean Martin ...
Le médecin
Fernand Guiot ...
Dubreuil - un collaborateur de Duchemin
Gérard Boucaron ...
Ficelle
Antoine Marin ...
Un collaborateur de Duchemin
Yves Afonso ...
Le faux plombier
Raymond Bussières ...
Henri - le chauffeur de Duchemin
Philippe Bouvard ...
Philippe Bouvard - l'animateur du débat
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Le tailleur de Duchemin (as Dalio)
Vittorio Caprioli ...
Vittorio - le patron d'un restaurant
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Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast food entrepreneur Tri- catel to save the French art of cooking. After having agreed to appear on a talk show to show his skills in naming food and wine by taste, he is confronted with two disasters: his son wants to become a clown rather than a restaurant tester and he, the famous Charles Duchemin, has lost his taste! Written by Robert Zeithammel <zeit@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de>

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27 October 1976 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Brust oder Keule  »

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SEK 1,433,266 (Sweden)
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'Louis de Funes' had had a heart attack one year earlier and this marked his return to movies. The ads were supposed to have only his name above the title with Coluche's name in the lower credits. It was Louis de Funès himself who insisted that the posters should announce "De Funes and Coluche" above the title See more »

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Charles Duchemin: Call an Ambulance!
Marguerite #1: But my leg is broken!
Charles Duchemin: Good thinking call an employment agency i'l have to replace you
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The Funes AND the Coluche (DVD)
2 June 2011 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

This is almost the last movie of this giant french actor who can squeeze my heart as no one else. His big heart, his class, his musical beat and his funniness shine as never and he is blessed to give the torch to a spiritual son, Coluche. I don't find any other movie where two generations are together on screen: Funes was the best in France in 60-70 and Coluche followed him for 70-80. Sadly, Coluche died young and 30 years later, no one takes the seat. Thus, this reunion is exceptional and the movie is as funny as prophetic: Funes is the old wealthy world, Coluche is the common people and the great villain, Ticastel, is the new industrial leader. Those who loved France will be happy because you can see Paris and the country when it was still developing. The offices and factories are brand new. And for sure, the main subject is about a french emblem, the food. It's true now that we cook some industrial food and that the fight fast-food / restaurant is heavy. The movie is totally right when it depicts french waiter as unpleasant. In conclusion, have a taste of this fantastic french flavor!


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