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The Goat (1981)
"La chèvre" (original title)

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When the accident-prone daughter of a French businessman disappears in Brazil and the detective sent down to find her returns empty-handed, the businessman's company psychologist comes up with an unusual plan - send someone equally accident-prone to find her. Despite detective Campana's objections and disbelief in bad luck, he and Francois Perrin, the accident-prone man in question, are teamed up and head back down to Brazil to pick up the girl's trail. Written by Tony Scheinman

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Pierre Richard's character in this film, "Francois Perrin", shares the same name as his character in the films "Le Grand Blond avec Une Chasseure Noire" and "Le Retour du Grand Blond", but other than that there is no similarity between the two characters. See more »

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In the scene where Campana and Perrin are eating breakfast at the airport, after Perrin puts salt on his meal he lights a cigarette. As the shots switch from facing Perrin and facing Campana, the cigarette switches hands (from Perrin's right to his left respectively). See more »

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François Perrin: [to Campana, on board the plane to Brazil before it takes off] Do you like to fly? I love to, but last time we had a problem... we almost crashed. It was at Orly; the wing flaps got stuck. We nosed into a field.
[Campana stares at Perrin]
François Perrin: Happens often, it seems.
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Idiot's delight
10 September 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Remade less successfully as Pure Luck, the first of Pierre Richard and Gerard Depardieu's teamings, La Chevre, is still the best of the bunch. Richard's the idiot accountant assigned to find a missing girl in South America simply because he's every bit as accident-prone as she is, while Depardieu's the worldly private eye who has to pretend to be working for him while really running the case and trying to keep him out of trouble. You can pretty much fill in the gaps from there, but that doesn't make it any less funny. Richard's pratfalls work not just because they're unsensationally directed rather than heavily telegraphed (one even takes place out of focus in the background) but because, like Clouseau, Richard's character doesn't know he's a clumsy idiot. In fact, he thinks he's the epitome of cool and control. But it's Depardieu who really makes the film, his underplayed exasperation and beautiful reaction shots easily the funniest thing in the film, especially as he realises with increasing fatalism that Richard's bad luck is starting to rub off.

Kino's R1 DVD transfer suffers from being a standards conversion from PAL, which is acceptable but has some blurring not present on the Australian DVD (where the film is also available on a triple-disc set with Les Comperes and Les Fugitifs).


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