Gerard Depardieu plays a sleazy Paris nightclub owner and ex-detective who flies to Hong Kong to rescue the young son of a friend murdered by the Chinese mob. He leaves the boy in the hands... See full summary »
Charles Bosquier, a role apparently written for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial headmaster of a French strict boarding school. No father could be deeper shocked ... See full summary »
Louis-Philippe Fourchaume, another typical lead-role for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial CEO of a French company which designs and produces sail yachts, and fires... See full summary »
Louis de Funès,
The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird. His tactless radio show is a hit, and he becomes very popular. ... See full summary »
Holidaymakers arriving in a Club Med camp on the Ivory Coast are determined to forget their everyday problems and emotional disappointments. Games, competitions, outings, bathing and sunburn accompany a continual succession of casual affairs.
This is an excellent comedy! The movie is not pretentious, not complicated; its aim is just to be very funny. No need for any special effects, no colorful exotic traveling scenes, no noisy explosions, no car races or spectacular accidents and of course not the slightest of those low-level bang-bang gunning or kicking violence shows. Just the perfect play of top actors that keeps you tied to the movie from the very first to the very last second without even a small break to get your breath back from laughing. It is also to be said that two of the four main actors were already very famous for their talent at this time. This is the kind of comedy performance that today's directors and actors are just not able to deliver anymore...
Note: the film must be seen in original French language version! Translations are more or less impossible and all sound awful.
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