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Le père Noël est une ordure (1982)

Two neurotics, working for a suicide hotline on the night of Christmas Eve, get caught up in a catastrophe when a pregnant woman, her abusive boyfriend, and a transvestite visit their office.

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Félix, disguised as Father Christmas, hands out leaflets advertising a sexy Christmas party. His place is taken by an African Santa Claus and he returns to his caravan only to find his girlfriend Josette about to leave him. When he comes after her, she takes refuge at "SOS Distress", run by two neurotics, Thérèse and Pierre. Written by Aline

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Santa Claus Is a Stinker  »

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Because of the offensive title, the RATP (Paris subway company) and Paris mayor's office refused to hire out billboards for the poster. See more »

Quotes

Zézette: Eh, Pierre ! Y a un monsieur très malpoli qu'a téléphoné, y voulait enculer Therèse !
Pierre Mortez: Oui mais cest un ami.
Zézette: Ah bah ça va alors.
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Remade as Mixed Nuts (1994) See more »

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viens chez moi j'habite chez une copine
Written and Performed by Renaud (as Renaud Sechan)
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Perhaps the funniest French movie ever
10 July 2003 | by (Bangkok, Thailand) – See all my reviews

Definitely one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. It's a family tradition to watch this film every year at christmas since it came out on tape :D The dialog is so witty, quotes are so memorable, "vous voulez cracher, Therese? Non, car c'est offert de bon coeur"... All classic stuff.


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