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How to Make Good When One Is a Jerk and a Crybaby (1974)

Comment réussir... quand on est con et pleurnichard (original title)

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Antoine Robineau
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Cécile Malempin
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Jane
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Gérard Malempin
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Foisnard
Evelyne Buyle ...
Marie-Josée
John Arkan
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Le mime du cabaret (as Féodor Atkin)
Laurence Badie ...
Une employée de l'hôtel
Paul Bisciglia ...
Le chasseur PLM
Jacques Canselier ...
Le surveillant TV PLM
Ermanno Casanova
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Léonce, le patron du bistrot
Jacqueline Doyen ...
Mme Léonce
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Le transformiste du cabaret
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Cracking comedy with excellent cast !
23 August 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I laughed throughout the whole film and found the dialogues so well written : in fact I think that Michel Audiard is a bit like a French Woody Allen, as his scripts and characters remind me of some of his work; parodies and caricatures of all classes, with such losers as Antoine Robineau (Jean Carmet), Foisnard (Jean Rochefort) and Gérard (Jean-Pierre Marielle) who are all great actors.

You feel attached to their characters in a way, however low and annoying they can be. Jane Birkin looks so sexy, lively and shows a good sense of humour, particularly in a scene that suggests a bad and tacky copy of a famous show in Paris...

Very funny and well acted movie that deserves to be better known !


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