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19 August 1981 (France) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Josiane Balasko ... Lydie Langlois
Luis Rego ... Gérard Langlois
Dominique Lavanant ... Arlette

Daniel Auteuil ... Jean-Yves
Ariane Lartéguy ... Èva

Thierry Lhermitte ... Hervé
Xavier Saint-Macary ... Ronald
François-Eric Gendron ... Adrien
Martin Lamotte ... Paul Berthellot (as Martin Lamothe)
Patricia Malvoisin ... Carole
Herma Vos ... Jocelyn
Arja ... Une copine d'Èva

Valérie Kaprisky ... Une copine d'Èva (as Valérie Cheres)
Franck-Olivier Bonnet ... Le voisin musclé
Béatrice Avoine

François Berléand ... Julien
Jean-Claude Bouillaud ... Le poissonnier
Bernard Cazassus ... Le clochard
Sophie Chemineau
Fausto Costantino (as Fausto Constantino)
Sophie Michaud
Jean de Trégomain
Pierre Forget ... M. Legrand
Kathy Kriegel (as Katie Kriegel)
Philippe Klébert
Aude Landry
Michèle Lituac
Philippe Le Mercier (as Philippe Lemercier)
Dominique Lablanche
Jean Jacques Lapeyronnie (as Jean-Jacques Lapeyronnie)
Isabelle Mergault ... La maîtresse de Paul Berthellot
Jo Nedjar
Chantal Neuwirth ... La postulante pour l'appartement deLydie
Denis Seurat
Christian Zanetti

Directed by
Jean-Marie Poiré 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Josiane Balasko 
Jean-Marie Poiré 

Produced by
Lise Fayolle .... producer
Dominique Harispuru .... producer
Hubert Niogret .... producer
Giorgio Silvagni .... producer
Original Music by
Catherine Lara 
Cinematography by
Bernard Lutic 
Film Editing by
Noëlle Boisson 
Art Direction by
Nicole Rachline 
Makeup Department
Didier Lavergne .... key makeup artist
Ludovic Paris .... hair stylist
Production Management
Alain Depardieu .... production manager
Sound Department
Dominique Hennequin .... sound mixer
Pierre Lenoir .... sound
Alain Guerillot .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Pillas .... grip
Location Management
Jean-Louis Monthieux .... location manager

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86 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
typical french comedy, 14 April 2004
Author: Varboro from France

Obviously not designed for international audience, this movie is underrated as an example of the french humor. Luis Rego is big fun, as usual, and in my opinion this is the very best movie (I hesitate for 'le père Noël est une ordure') for Josiane Balasko. This is a french movie, about french social relations ( we found another good example in 'elle court elle court la banlieue') and lodging in Paris. a disgraced lower middle-class girl ( Josiane Balasko) seeks love and shares a flat with a glamour model who don't care about feelings.... Seems a quite complicated story at first but easy to watch and understand while you are in. There is not too much vulgarity in this movie ( for a french one, I mean) and the jokes and humorous situations are most often very good. A special mention to Luis Rego and Xavier Saint Macary. Just put the DVD in the box, relax and laugh. Don't think further more forget your sorrows and have a good time, that is my advice. France can produce good comedy, this is a very good example

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