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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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The Best of French comedy
8 October 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie is the one I watched most often. It seems to be a bit foolish first, two old men farting all the time and an alien allured by that sound. But the acting is simply great and the humor quite intelligent. The German title of that movie is "Louis und seine ausserirdischen Kohlköpfe" meaning "Louis and his extraterrestrial heads of cabbage". The German version is missing some of the original scenes, e.g. one where Chérasse tries to hang himself. Unfortunately I'm lacking of speaking French, so I can't assess the original version.

It is my favourite movie with Louis de Funès next to "L'Aile ou la cuisse". He seems to be born for such a role playing a grumpy old man.


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