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Pardon Mon Affaire (1976)
"Un éléphant ça trompe énormément" (original title)

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Quatre amis, Etienne, Daniel, Simon et Bouly ont du mal à grandir et, la quarantaine révolue, continuent de se jouer des tours. Etienne, qui est toujours resté fidèle à sa femme, tombe ... See full summary »

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Étienne
Claude Brasseur ...
Guy Bedos ...
Victor Lanoux ...
Danièle Delorme ...
Anny Duperey ...
Marthe Villalonga ...
Louise Conte ...
Marraine
Maurice Bénichou ...
Gonthier
Christophe Bourseiller ...
Lucien (as Christophe Bruce)
Jean Lescot ...
Le patient inquiet
Martine Sarcey ...
Esperanza
Catherine Verlor ...
Pascale Reynaud ...
Richard Saint-Bris ...
Charles
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Quatre amis, Etienne, Daniel, Simon et Bouly ont du mal à grandir et, la quarantaine révolue, continuent de se jouer des tours. Etienne, qui est toujours resté fidèle à sa femme, tombe amoureux de Marthe après ne l'avoir vue qu'une seule fois et met le paquet pour la conquérir, avec l'aide de ses amis, entre équivoques et situations à la limite de la farce. A la fin, il va se retrouver sur une corniche au huitième étage, en robe de chambre devant la foule, la télévision et les sapeurs pompiers... Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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When four guys meet...
18 August 2000 | by (Montréal, Canada) – See all my reviews

This truly funny and very well written - by Dabadie - comedy directed by Yves Robert is certainly one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. It is also one that I enjoy seeing again and again.

Where the pretext for the story is really just what it is - a pretext - the most interesting part is the relationships that fuels the friendship between four men entangled in very difficult "rapport" with women. The funniest one certainly being the mother-son relationship that is in fact a true love story, that goes on between Guy Bedos and Marthe Villalonga. The scenes between those two are real anthology pieces.

The secondary roles are also very attaching, particularly the one held by Christophe Bourseiller.

All in all, this "coup de foudre" turned bad, told in voice over with amazing wit and elegance by Jean Rochefort is a classic that stands alone in the face of very mediocre French comedies.

The sequel - Nous irons tous au paradis - is also very enjoyable.


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