Michel Mortez is going to and fro France to compere a radio game he created 25 years ago. He is famous among the average Frenchmen. But he is also a poker. Rivetot, his assistant and ... See full summary »

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Rivetot
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Michel Marteau dit Michel Mortez
Sylvie Granotier ...
Bookseller
Julie Jézéquel ...
Waitress at Hotel de la Gare
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Adviser
Marie Pillet ...
Proprietress of Hotel du Commerce
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Driver red dog
Gabriel Gobin ...
Old barman
Jacques Rousselot ...
Monsieur Vaillant
Pierre-François Dumeniaud ...
Proprietor of Hotel du Commerce
Ged Marlon ...
Picknicker
Françoise Baut ...
Madame Meurisse
Eric Bérenger ...
Reporter
Philippe Dormoy ...
Reporter at Hotel du Commerce
Maryline Even ...
Waitress at Hotel des Grands Hommes
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Michel Mortez is going to and fro France to compere a radio game he created 25 years ago. He is famous among the average Frenchmen. But he is also a poker. Rivetot, his assistant and technician, always goes with him. He is the only one to know what really lies under Mortez's appearance of playful don Juan. When the programme is condemned by the managers, Rivetot delays as long as possible the moment he will have to announce it to Mortez... Both malicious and tender, this bitter comedy also shows nostalgia. Written by Yepok

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17 June 1987 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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Second film for _Jean Rochefort_ with director _Patrice Leconte_. In the first one Les vécés étaient fermés de l'intérieur (1976), human relations between the two were a catastrophe. No problem this time. See more »

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Featured in Fresh Bait (1995) See more »

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Il mio rifugio
Music by François Bernheim
Lyrics by Riccardo Cocciante
Performed by Riccardo Cocciante
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I wish I could see some contrast of feelings and senses!
1 December 2005 | by (Türkiye) – See all my reviews

It is for sure I don't know much about French cinema and Leconte but when I watched Jugnot in "LES CHORISTES" I was impressed by his performance. He's really a sympathetic actor who could give something from himself into the role he is playing. Tandem is about a radio programmer-Michel Marteau ,who changed his name to Michel Mortez to inspire a more exotic effect. He has been doing the same quiz-show for 25 years.His chauffeur and his co-programmer insistingly covers up the finish notices of the radio programme from Mortez. Mortez is someone who is indignant with road-side picnickers and one day on program back when he takes charge of the steering wheel when Rivetot(Jognot) feels sleepy. He stops someplace and hurls insults a couple of road-side picnickers but when the car breaks down he has to take back his words and does the show the picnickers. Such scenes add a really comical affect to the movie and the harmony Gérard Jugnot and Jean Rochefort is great but one thing especially caught my attention. Both of the characters have some weaknesses, some misery and poorness within their souls. Somehow we are not able to see misery in contrast to happiness. I could not descry open positive feelings in the movie and that's something lacking in the course of the movie. All in all worth watching but it's neither a masterpiece nor a great movie!


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