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Papy fait de la résistance (1983)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Taupin
Michel Galabru ...
Jean-Robert Bourdelle
Roland Giraud ...
Le général Herman Spontz
Adolfo Ramirez
Martin Lamotte ...
Guy-Hubert Bourdelle, dit Super-Résistant
Dominique Lavanant ...
Bernadette Bourdelle
Jacqueline Maillan ...
Héléna Bourdelle
Jacques Villeret ...
Le maréchal Ludwig Von Apfelstrudel
La pharmacienne
Michel Blanc ...
Le père Leboeuf
Le joueur de tennis
André Bourdelle
Bernard Giraudeau ...
Un resistant arrêté
Le colonel SS
Jean Yanne ...


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Le film qui a coûté plus cher que le débarquement


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26 October 1983 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Gramps Is in the Resistance  »

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The tagline "Le film qui a coute plus cher que le debarquement" translates as "The movie that cost more than the D-Day Landings". The budget was 30 million francs. See more »


Mademoiselle Swing
Raymond Legrand
Interprétée par Irène de Trebert
Disque PATHE MARCONI-EMI Ref. 2C 134 15368/9
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One of the funniest French movies ever! A classic!
10 December 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

With a cast of now extremely famous actors (in France), and outrageous humor, this movie is a huge classic in French cinema, one of these movies that is shown on French television at least once a year.

Americans or people of other nationality, might simply not "get" it though. Its typical French humor. I, as a Frenchman, find some American movies like Napoleon Dynamite or Adam Sandler films to be not funny at all (as would most Frenchmen, which is probably why they're not exported here at a large scale), although they are apparently successful in the US. It may be the same for this movie. I'd say its a movie made for a French audience, and very few non-French people would find it that good.

This is essentially a gross satire of the German occupation, a very delicate period in our history. A movie like this couldn't be made in our too politically correct times. The most hilarious and classic scenes are towards the end of the movie, with the hilarious Jacques Villeret playing "Hitler's brother". This is to me one of the funniest movies I've seen, and I would definitely recommend this to everyone, but non-French be warned; it is clearly Franco-French humor!

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