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The Discord (1978)

La zizanie (original title)
Guillaume has made it: A machine that can clean dirty air by simply sucking all dirt into air balloons and then shipping them far far away so his explanation. Some Japanese business guys, ... See full summary »

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Guillaume Daubray-Lacaze
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Bernadette Daubray-Lacaze
Maurice Risch ...
L'imbécile
Jean-Jacques Moreau ...
Le contremaître
Geneviève Fontanel ...
Madame Berger
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Le préfet
Georges Staquet ...
Le délégué-ouvrier
Mario David ...
Le camionneur
Daniel Boulanger ...
Le directeur du Crédit Agricole
Tanya Lopert ...
La première dame
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Le docteur Landry
Clémentine Amouroux
Henri Attal ...
Un ouvrier
André Badin ...
Un ouvrier
Renaud Barbier ...
Un ouvrier
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Guillaume has made it: A machine that can clean dirty air by simply sucking all dirt into air balloons and then shipping them far far away so his explanation. Some Japanese business guys, after dinner with a lot of alcohol, order 5,000 pieces. His only problem: His production capacity is way to small so he gets to produce the machines in his private house. His wife Bernadette is far from being happy about it. Her private life goes down the line so she decides to leave Guillaume and to finally have revenge she candidates for major against her husband... Written by Steve

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22 March 1978 (France)  »

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De Funes rides again
7 November 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There never was an actor like him in France: always nervous, on the edge of blowing up, vain, miserly... he can be a chore to watch, but sometimes he keeps you entertained with his frenetic neuroses. This time he's a rich industrial who has to expand his productive capacity when he gets a big order, and how he does it is a marvel to behold: he turns most of his house into a plant, with machines working day and night even in his bedroom. Annie Girardot as his wife has a few good lines; she lets him know his marriage is doomed if things don't improve at home.

This movie is like a tribute to Jacques Tati; maybe in some ways it's better than a typical Tati invention. The hijinks revolving around assembly lines are very funny. But the story is not interesting.


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