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The Cabbage Soup (1981)
"La soupe aux choux" (original title)

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2 buddy farmers are visited by aliens who like their domestic cabbage soup.

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Claude Ratinier (Le Glaude)
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Francis Chérasse (Le Bombé)
Jacques Villeret ...
l'Oxien (La Denrée)
Claude Gensac ...
Amelie Poulangeard
Henri Génès ...
le brigadier chef
Marco Perrin ...
le maire
Christine Dejoux ...
Francine
Gaëlle Legrand ...
Catherine Lemouette
Catherine Ohotnikoff
Philippe Ruggieri ...
Robert
Philippe Brizard ...
Le facteur
Max Montavon ...
Le frère Poulangeard
Thierry Liagre ...
Le médecin
Perrette Souplex ...
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Carole Nugue
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Two old french countrymen are living a quiet life in their little old farms. The first one, Claude Ratinier, aka "le Glaude" (Louis de Funès), is a widower, and the second one, Francis Chérasse, aka "Cicisse" (Jean Carmet), is single. They spend their days drinking liters of wine and pastis, reminding themselves the good old times. One evening, they happen to start a farting contest, which seems to provoke a lightning storm... Then they go to sleep, but somebody has been quite interested by their kind of expression, and is preparing to change their life... Written by Anonymous

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2 December 1981 (France)  »

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A very pleasant film to see!!
23 February 2004 | by (Trois-Rivières, Québec , Canada) – See all my reviews

"La soupe aux choux" is more than all things, the story of the sincere friendship between two old men. Besides and in spite of rough discussions between them, this friendship remains complete and always sincere. It's necessary to precise that these old men are not farmers, but peasants, one was a well-sinker, the other a maker of sabots. It's also a mistake to believe that peasants are some resistant to change; this kind of mentality comes from old age, and it's true for everybody.

The beauty of that film comes before all from the greay quality of the actors and of their interpretation. And it's true not only for Louis de Funès, but also for Jean Carmet and Jacques Villeret. It's surely because of the quality of the direction of Jean Girauld, on the one hand and the dragging of the quality of play of that tremendous actor who was Louis de Funès on the other hand.

I have seen that film about fifty times at least, and I feel the need to see it again about three to four times a year. Each time I like it and never find it vulgar, because it's necessary to be highter than the apparent vulgarity of certain scenes. Never forget that everyone can, at a time in his life do some scenes like these, and we should not feel ashamed to do that, it's all and completely human. It's precisely what the film is, very human, and it explains the attachment we have for it. Even if the film is a little budget one, it's one of the best of that great actor who was Louis de Funès.


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