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La chèvre (1981)

When the accident-prone daughter of a French businessman disappears in Mexico and the detective sent down to find her returns empty-handed, the businessman's company psychologist comes up ... See full summary »

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When the accident-prone daughter of a French businessman disappears in Mexico 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 Mexico to pick up the girl's trail. Written by Tony Scheinman

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Most of the Spanish actors recited their dialogs in Spanish, and later they were dubbed in French. See more »

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There no gorillas in South America. See more »

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Campana: [he's just realized that Perrin is sinking in quicksand] What's happening now?
François Perrin: I don't know... I'm sinking.
Campana: Why?
François Perrin: I don't know why.
Campana: Stop clowning when I talk to you!
François Perrin: I'm not clowning! I'm really sinking!
Campana: Why aren't *I* sinking?
François Perrin: You're on good sand and I'm in quicksand. *You're* the one who wanted a short cut!
Campana: And you don't even react?
François Perrin: If I do, I'll go in farther... everyone knows that!
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Situation Comedy at it's Best!!
8 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie back in 1982 when I was about 12 years old. I couldn't stop laughing. Another 12 years later I finally got the VHS... I thought I wasn't going to find it so funny because I was 24 years old, but I laughed even more!.. And keep laughing to this day. The film must have been so successful that this trio (Veber/Depardieu/Richard) made 2 more movies afterward, all of them equally funny. The way the director generates humor from everyday situations, shows a keen sense of observation and a capacity for caricature of the ridiculous in human nature. If one manages to abstract from the fact that it is not exactly a recent movie and if one concentrates on the humor of the situations, attitudes, face expressions, etc... One will easily realize that it is not needed to behave like a clown, falling dressed on a swimming pool or smashing wedding cakes on someone's face... Or screaming vulgar words, to be funny. A true Golden "Oldie", and a definite must see!..


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