Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner ... See full summary »
After having lost his job for having saved a child accused of shop lifting, Frédéric Barbier decides to become a school teacher with some funny results.The great comedy actor Coluche is excellent as a simple school teacher.
Why this movie got such a low rating at IMDB is beyond me. This is one of Dino Risi's most unusual and delightful films. This period of French history is barely covered on film and 'Good king Dagobert' is surprisingly realistic in showing the realities of early barbaric France. Movie's soundtrack is very good too - sort of a cross between John Barry and Michael Nyman.
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