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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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Anémone ...
Bruno Moynot ...
Martin Lamotte ...
Mr. Leble
Le pharmacien
Claire Magnin ...
Madame Leble
Voix au téléphone
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Pierre Belot
Suzanne Berthois
Michel Bonnet ...
Suicidé au téléphone


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Santa Claus Is a Stinker  »

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The English translation of the films title is "Santa Claus is a bastard". See more »


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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Written by Vladimir Cosma
Performed by Guy Marchand
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My all-time favorite
4 August 2000 | by (Bucharest, Romania) – See all my reviews

This movie is my favorite! Every person in it is messed up in one way or the other, which I believe is a perfect start for movie. I must have seen this one over 10 times and it's still funny, and gets even funnier! There are many hidden jokes, especially for those that don't speak french (like myself). I don't know if there's an english subtitled version, I sure hope so 'cause this masterpiece must be seen all over the world! And, by the way, DO NOT watch that rip off Mixed Nuts!

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