A small-town policeman is informed that "naked women" are dancing in a revue at a local variety theater. Being the guardian of public morals that he is, he decides to stroll on down there and check it out for himself.
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 »
Louis de Funès,
After viewing an unusual film about murder and the irony of fate, a man deliberately steps in front of a slow-moving vehicle, planning to use the minor accident which should result as an ... See full summary »
Two men, a painter and a poor guy, have to cross over Paris by night during World War II and to deliver black market meat. As they walk along dark Parisian streets, they encounter various ... See full summary »
Marcel, a simple-minded factory worker, is tricked into buying a high-priced American convertible by a widow determined not to let it fall into the hands of her late husband's secretary/... See full summary »
Originally, Louis de Funès only considered a TV adaptation of Molière's play. Encouraged by the actor's enormous popularity however, the producers took the risk to bring it to the bid screen. Sadly enough, "L'Avare" ended up as a commercial failure. See more »
L'Avare (1980) isn't my favorite foreign film but I still like it. The set is minimal, and inaccurate for time period. However, it has a Monty Python feel which I love. Louis De Funés plays an awesome Harpagon and invigorates Moliére's classic. The slapstick comedy and Louis De Funés' facial expressions help bridge the gap of the era in which the script was written to the present. I definitely prefer this version to others I've seen with bigger budgets. Others take what is supposed to be a comedy and turn it into a dramatic period piece. All in all, this film is worth your time if you are looking for a way to make French Classicism more bearable.
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