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Louis de Funès,
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Very funny!...Too bad they don't make any movies like that anymore!
The French haven't made a lot of funny movies about the dark period of the Nazi occupation of France. "La Grande Vadrouille" "untranslatable", more recently "Bon Voyage" "Pleasant Journey" and "Papy fait de la Resistance" "Grand daddy is a freedom fighter". This movie was made with the cast of the "Splendid", same cast which was used also to realize "Le Pere Noel est une Ordure" "Santa Claus is a Bastard". If you have seen "Santa Claus..." you are certainly already smiling thinking about how funny must be "Papy....". I was born and raised in France and my parents lived their youth during the occupation of France. They laugh even more than I did when they saw that movie. It is funny, sarcastic, irrelevancies for the French and the German. It is a gigantic joke that turned a sad part of French history into something really funny, laughable, and relaxing. Only the French can make fun of themselves in a laughable way, because they know what they are laughing about. The film is constantly making reference to little details that only the French could know. So if you don't know the French culture or history of France and are planning to see that movie, you will certainly enjoy it but will be missing half of it's content. If you know the French culture and French history, you are up for rolling and twisting on the floor laughing your a... off. A great moment of French Cinematography!...
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