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Papy fait de la résistance (1983)

Bourdelle, a family of musicians, refuse to play for Germans during the war. They would like to liberate France using all possible means.

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Michel Taupin
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Jean-Robert Bourdelle
Roland Giraud ...
Le général Herman Spontz
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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
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La pharmacienne
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Le père Leboeuf
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Le joueur de tennis
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André Bourdelle
Bernard Giraudeau ...
Un resistant arrêté
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Le colonel SS
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Bourdelle, a family of musicians, refuse to play for Germans during the war. They would like to liberate France using all possible means.

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Comedy | Music | War

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Also Known As:

Gramps Is in the Resistance  »

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Louis de Funès was intended to play the role of Papy in the movie but he died before filming commenced. A dedication was given to him at the beginning of the movie : "A Louis de Funès...". But according to the documentary Des Bronzés au Père Noël, la folle histoire du Splendid (2014), he was intended to play the role of Maréchal Ludwig Von Apfelstrudel. See more »


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Je n'ai pas changé
Ramos
adapt. Claude Lemesle (as Lemesle)
Ed. BEL BEL MUSIC/Ed. APRIL MUSIC
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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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