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Victor Barelle
Patrick Timsit ...
Michou
Zabou Breitman ...
Isa Barelle (as Zabou)
Maria Pacôme ...
Mme Barelle
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M. Barelle
Annick Alane ...
Mamie
Gilles Privat ...
Laurent
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Martine
Christian Benedetti ...
Paul
Nanou Garcia ...
Sophie
Clotilde Mollet ...
Tania
Isabelle Petit-Jacques ...
Françoise
Didier Flamand ...
Monsieur Laville
Marie-France Santon ...
Madame Laville
Laurent Gamelon ...
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When Victor finds out one morning that his wife had left him and that she had forgotten to at least buy milk for the Kids, he finds that things can only get worse. Having also been fired from his job on the very same day, he ends up searching through a list of friends and family for someone who will listen to his grief and give some advice. The only person who does give him attention is a rather clumsy and not too intelligent street pauper called Michou. Victor finds Michou irritating and only finally comes to see him in a positive light when he starts to realise that his insensitivity to those closest to him has been major reason for all his troubles. Written by Javert5

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2 December 1992 (France)  »

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Crisis-Go-'Round  »

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Victor's Mother: Et alors moi, ta mère, j'aurais pas le droit d'avoir une belle histoire de cul?
[And so I, your mother, should not be allowed to have a beautiful sex affair?]
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"Musique Trio no 3 en ut mineur
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Daria Hovora and Claude Mollet
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Hilarious!
19 August 2000 | by (Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada) – See all my reviews

With Les Visiteurs & Le Dîner de Cons, this movie is the funniest French film of the 1990's. It's from Coline Serreau, from the Trois Hommes et un Couffin fame. It's a movie about urban loneliness and indifference, also about the broken families. How can you make fun with such subjects? Miss Serreau did, thanks to a very strong story and a great acting from Patrick Timsit, who becomes a major star after this film. Let's see this to have some real intelligent fun, before Hollywood grabs it for another massacre of French movies.


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