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
Albert Delpy ...
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)  »

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Ein unzertrennliches Gespann  »

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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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Two For The Road
19 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Another great movie from Leconte and one that marked a departure from the strictly laugh-filled movies he'd done up to this point. This one has everything, comedy, certainly, but seasoned with a dash of pathos and honest sentiment. Rochefort is outstanding as usual - not for nothing does Leconte use him time and time again - but the revelation is Gerard Jugnot, also best known at this time for strictly comedy roles, displaying a wonderfully sensitive side and limning a real 'human' being foreshadowing by some fifteen years his standout performance in Les Choristes (still, disgracefully, unshown commercially in London almost a year after its release in France and some six months after being released in HONG KONG!). Jugnot plays Rivetot, mechanic, engineer, sidekick and general dogsbody to Rochefort's Mortez. Mortez is the host of a radio quiz show with which he has been touring France for several years but his penchant for gambling means there is very little in the kitty so that the two men are obliged to share twin-bedded rooms in each town they play. The radio station have effectively axed the show but Rivetot keeps the news from Mortez, knowing it would metaphorically kill him. This is a wonderful melange of laughter and tears and warm, human friendships and shows Leconte emerging as a consummate film maker.


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