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Les sous-doués en vacances (1982)

A group of friends are planning how to spend their summer vacation. One plans to go to the Seychelles with his American girlfriend. At the airport she dumps him for another guy. He has no ... See full summary »

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Guy Marchand ...
Grace De Capitani ...
Claudine / Hélène
Gaëtan Bloom ...
Gaëtan (as Gaetan Bloom)
Patrick Laurent ...
Honoré N'Zué ...
Patrick Zard ...
Zard (as Zard')
Jean-Paul Farré ...
Love Computer inventor
Philippe Adler ...
Roland
Béatrice Chatelier ...
Jennifer
Jean-Paul Lilienfeld ...
Stéphane
Didier Kaminka ...
Le mari de la cantatrice
Myriam Pisacane ...
La Grosse (as Myriam)
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Surgeon
Jacques Rouland ...
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A group of friends are planning how to spend their summer vacation. One plans to go to the Seychelles with his American girlfriend. At the airport she dumps him for another guy. He has no money so he steals a backpack and goes camping. Somehow he meets a pretty girl and convinces her to share his tent. But a famous singer sees the girl and wants her too. He convinces the luckless guy to act like a fool and the girl leaves him and goes with the singer to the French Rivera. The luckless guy follows and engages the singer in a war of dirty tricks in order to win the girl back. Written by Tim the Bald

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10 March 1982 (France)  »

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Destinée
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The under gifted in vacations : director Claude Zidi and screen writer Didier Kaminka collaborate to make a classic comedy film.
15 September 2015 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

Nobody can beat French cinema as far as comedies are concerned. The most unique thing about them is their inventiveness. Director Claude Zidi is the most respected creator of comedies in France whose films continue to make audiences laugh at all costs. For making 'under gifted in vacations', he teamed up with screen writer Didier Kaminka to create a humorous tale about love and its effect on youngsters as far as finding a soul mate is concerned. This film has already been hailed as a classic in France. It is no wonder that viewers from other countries would also have a gala time enjoying its numerous gags and witty dialogues. One can die laughing simply by watching a gag involving famous French actress 'Brigitte Bardot'. An attractive boy meeting a charming girl to forge a romantic relationship is shown in many films. However,'Les sous-doués en vacances' make good use of a machine called 'love computer' in order to find pairs who are compatible to each other. Trouble starts for everybody when a famous singer decides to ignore the love computer's predictions. It is interesting to watch how his plans are thwarted. Lastly, all astute viewers should distrust this film's low ratings. There are times when low ratings are awarded to a film without knowing its real worth. This film is a good example of this tendency.It is high time its real importance is understood by all serious cinema lovers.


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