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The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish (1991)

R | | Comedy | 14 February 1992 (UK)
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A farce, Hoskins plays a photographer who specializes in religious pictures who searches for a model for Jesus. He does a favor for a friend and finds himself doing a voice track for a ... See full summary »

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A farce, Hoskins plays a photographer who specializes in religious pictures who searches for a model for Jesus. He does a favor for a friend and finds himself doing a voice track for a porno movie with Natasha Richardson. Hoskins finds his model for Jesus in Jeff Goldblum and a romantic triangle begins in which Goldblum finds adoring crowds believing him to be Jesus and then begins to believe it himself. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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La montre, la croix et la manière  »

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Norbert: I don't think your friend will shave his beard.
Louis Aubinard: Why not?
Norbert: [whips around] Because he tried to wash my feet!
Louis Aubinard: Maybe he was trying to tell you something...
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Subtle comedy, ****
23 October 1998 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Totally disagree with the four reviewers in the IMDB, obviously grossed out on too many parochial "local" style movies. It is a witty subtle story and one too rare in the style of 'Tati'.


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