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

 -  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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Louis Aubinard
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Pianist
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Sybil
Michel Blanc ...
Norbert
Jacques Villeret ...
Lingerie Man
Angela Pleasence ...
Louis' Sister
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Zalman
Samuel Chaimovitch ...
Grandfather
Sacha Vikouloff ...
The Violinist
Claudine Mavros ...
Mother Superior
Carlos Kloster ...
The Archbishop
Yvonne Constant ...
Prostitute
Martine Ferrière ...
Mother of Lingerie Man
Gerald Morales ...
Bishop's Driver
Yannick Evely ...
Mother Superior's Driver
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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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Pianist: I've done miracles for your business and if you can't appreciate that then I can go elsewhere.
Norbert: Three hundred and fifty.
Pianist: No.
Norbert: Four hundred. And that's it!
Pianist: Plus travel expenses.
Norbert: But you walk here!
Pianist: I walk expensively.
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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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