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On a volé la cuisse de Jupiter (1980)

PG | | Comedy | July 1981 (USA)
Antoine, a professor of Greek, and Lise, a police inspector, honeymoon in Greece. There they meet a young couple, Charles, an archaeologist, and Agnes, a dishy flirt. Charles unearths the ... See full summary »

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Sacharias, le conservateur
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Nikos Dafnis
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Antoine, a professor of Greek, and Lise, a police inspector, honeymoon in Greece. There they meet a young couple, Charles, an archaeologist, and Agnes, a dishy flirt. Charles unearths the lovely buttocks of a classical statue and is determined to donate it to the Louvre. Agnes wants to sell it and gets a handsome local sailor to take it for an appraisal. When the sailor is murdered, the police suspect Charles and arrest Antoine as his accomplice. Lise swings into action, but before she can clear the men, Agnes springs them from jail, and now Lise must help them elude the police, find the real murderer, and recover the statue fragment. More art goes missing. What is the statue's secret? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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In the scene when a man tries to throw Lise out of the train you can see that the nature out there is a screen. See more »

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Follows Dear Inspector (1977) See more »

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Sweet screwball comedy filled with sunshine and stolen Greek treasures
5 February 2007 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

You'd have to be pretty hard-hearted not to fall for this one: Philippe Noiret and Annie Girardot (reprising their roles from the earlier DEAR INSPECTOR) are a middle-aged French classics professor and his no-nonsense police inspector wife, trying to celebrate their honeymoon in Greece ... and instead winding up chasing the marble hindquarters of a priceless 2,500 year old statue. De Broca (best known for KING OF HEARTS) does an admirable job of updating the timeless Cary Grant/Katharine Hepburn screwball formula from the 1930's -- but a better comparison might be something like SILVER STREAK with its mixture of offbeat leads, winsome romance and faux-Hitchcockian thrills. The film's real charm is in its throwaway moments -- at one point the getaway car stops so that someone can mail postcards to the folks back home -- and the marvelous rapport between Noiret and Girardot, playing two decidedly mature romantic leads who aren't too mature for a role in the hay with a crackling fire and the ancient Greek hills in the background. A lovely little movie: Hollywood in style but French in spirit, and made in Greece.


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