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Les grands ducs (1996)

 -  Comedy  -  5 April 1996 (USA)
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Three aging and failed comedians, Georges Cox, Victor Vialat and Eddie Carpentier, hit the road again with a lousy production of a lousy play, of course under the worst possible conditions.

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Georges Cox
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Victor Vialat
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Eddie Carpentier
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Carla Milo
Michel Blanc ...
Shapiron
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Juliette
Pierre-Arnaud Juin ...
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Jacques Mathou ...
Janvier
Marie Pillet ...
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Francis Marceau
Jean-Marie Galey ...
Markus
Olivier Pajot ...
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Claude Derepp ...
L'acteur en smoking blanc
Nathalie Krebs ...
Irène
Laurence Ragon ...
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Three aging and failed comedians, Georges Cox, Victor Vialat and Eddie Carpentier, hit the road again with a lousy production of a lousy play, of course under the worst possible conditions. Written by Vincent Merlaud <merlaud@studi.mathematik.hu-berlin.de>

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The Grand Dukes  »

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Fast and funny
1 October 2000 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

I've seen Les Grands Ducs recently, because some of my friends have recommended it to me as a cult comedy. Well, they were right : it's a fast, funny and sometimes pathetic comedy, even if the cinematography is a little too shaky. The style of the movie is like the meeting of the Marx Brothers films - the director Patrice Leconte is a great fan of their comedies - with another Leconte's movies, like Tandem. I especially enjoyed the character of Michel Blanc, who made me think about Wile Coyote in Warner's Looney Tunes, and the great Jean-Pierre Marielle, who is really fun to watch in drag!


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