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The Under-Gifted (1980)
"Les sous-doués" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  30 April 1980 (France)
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Baptiste 'Bebel' Lavalle and his classmates in Versailles' private high-school Louis XIV enjoy their careless life enough to deliberately fail the exams, a national record of zero ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Galabru ...
Le commissaire
Maria Pacôme ...
Lucie Jumaucourt (as Maria Pacome)
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Philippe Taccini ...
Julien Senquin
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Catherine Jumaucourt
Hubert Deschamps ...
Léon Jumaucourt
Raymond Bussières ...
Gaston (as Raymond Bussieres)
Georges Anderson ...
Le père de Togo
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Le père de MC 2 (as Feodor Atkine)
Henri Attal ...
Mohammed
Gaëtan Bloom ...
Gaëtan (as Gaetan Bloom)
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Le pion
Jean Cherlian ...
Le menuisier (as Jean Cherian)
Etienne Draber ...
Le père de Julien
Hélène Dublin ...
Sarah (as Helene Dublin)
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Baptiste 'Bebel' Lavalle and his classmates in Versailles' private high-school Louis XIV enjoy their careless life enough to deliberately fail the exams, a national record of zero graduating pupils. Permissive headmaster Léon Jumaucourt's bitchy wife Lucie takes charge, determined to make them pass. She's no match for Bebel's tricks, despite cruel abuse, but the gang also annoys the public, including the dumb police commissioner. After a mix-up between their bomb-alert prop and a real terrorist group's African embassy attack, Bebel's bunch is condemned to pass their exams or go to jail, and the commissioner, charged with supervision, is in no mood to let them off easily. Written by KGF Vissers

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The prank with the hearing aid wouldn't work because the professor would hear his own amplified voice when saying "speak louder" to the pupils. See more »

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Simply hilarious...
7 February 2015 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

"Les sous-doués" is a french comedy movie in which we watch a group of classmates who want to take the baccalaureate. But to succeed this they have to study very hard and they are not so much fan of studying. Also they belong to the high class so they go to a private high-school the Louis XIV and there they have very strict teachers who are willing to help them with any way to succeed to their exams and of course to gain reputation from their results. In this they will find some difficulties and there is the point where all the hilarious moments start to happen.

I really liked this movie because it belongs to those kind of movies in which you never stop to laugh and every moment something really funny happens. I also liked this movie because of the interpretation of Daniel Auteuil who played as Baptiste Lavalle and he was simply outstanding and I believe that in this movie every interpretation was equally good because each interpretation had a different part in this success. Every person who played in this movie had his own part in this and when all of these parts are combined the result which came out was simply the best.

Finally I have to say that "Les sous-doués" is one of the funniest french movies that I have ever seen and I strongly recommend it. I believe that the reason that was so good is because it does not exceed the limits of the comedy and stays on it and do not tire the audience.


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