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L'aile ou la cuisse (1976)

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

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Cast

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Coluche ...
Gérard Duchemin
Ann Zacharias ...
Marguerite #2 - la secrétaire intérimaire
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Jacques Tricatel
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Marguerite #1 - la secrétaire de Duchemin
Georges Chamarat ...
Le doyen des académiciens
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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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Storyline

Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmand and the 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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Comedy | Family

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27 October 1976 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Kridýlko nebo stehýnko  »

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FRF 23,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The service area shown in the lead credits is the "Aire de Nemours" at motorway A6, direction Lyon, about 80 kilometers southeast of Paris (km 74). See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Particka: Episode #3.7 (2012) See more »

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Brings back sweet memories...
11 April 2006 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

As several other readers pointed out, "L'aile ou la cuisse" is probably an integer part of German television culture. At least for those of us who spent a lot of time glued to the screen, as I did as a child... This movie is a very funny satire on modern life and De Funes and Coluche are just great to watch performing. Above all, there's the wonderful 70ies music score of Vladimir Cosma that plunges you right back into those grand days of French comedy. Probably one of the best ones De Funes ever made. Unfortunately, it was also one of his last ones. Another interesting fact is that Pierre Richard was first to play the role of Gerard, the son of Duchemin. He was occupied by another production at that time, so Coluche came in.


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