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Pardon Mon Affaire (1976)

Un éléphant ça trompe énormément (original title)
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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Étienne
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Danièle Delorme ...
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Marthe Villalonga ...
Louise Conte ...
Marraine
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Gonthier
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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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22 September 1976 (France)  »

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1.66 : 1
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Followed by Nous irons tous au paradis (1977) See more »

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French films can be funny
19 July 2000 | by (Bruges, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Etienne(Jean Rochefort)is a happily married man and a good father. His friends all have secret affairs and/or cheat on their wives. One morning, Etienne sees a woman in red passing by his car. He falls in love with her and tries everything to get to know her better. Of course, this must be kept a secret to his wife.

Whereas the story may not be very original, this film is extremely charming and amiable nonetheless. It has a great supporting cast(Brasseur is a stand-out), very funny moments and many real-life characters. Too bad this charming little film was later remade as THE WOMAN IN RED(with Gene Wilder and Kelly LeBrock). But Hollywood seems to have this "urge" to make their own version of each film with a bit of success outside the States. Anyway, if you have to choose between the original and the remake, choose UN ÉLEPHANT...(or PARDON MON AFFAIRE as it is sometimes called). 7/10


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