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Le Petomane (1979)

| Short, Biography
The incredibly true story of the legendary French entertainer Joseph Pujol, who performed impersonations with his self-described 'elastic anus' and a surfeit of wind.

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Madelaine Bellamy ...
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Michael Cronin ...
Alexandra Dane
Kalman Glass
John Harvey
Alun Lewis
Roland MacLeod
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Bob Todd ...
Joseph's Father
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The incredibly true story of the legendary French entertainer Joseph Pujol, who performed impersonations with his self-described 'elastic anus' and a surfeit of wind.

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The role of Pujol was offered to Ron Moody who turned it down because he thought it would spoil his image. Leonard Rossiter, however, had no such concerns, and tackled the role with relish. See more »

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Monsieur Joseph Pujol: You will find that petomanes, like kings, are born, not made.
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Music by Stephen Kent
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Unexpectedly touching portrayal of a forgotten legend
18 January 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Leonard Rossiter is excellent in the central role of Joseph Pujol, the 'Petomane' of the title, who enthralled European audiences at the end of the 19th century with his unusual repetoire of impersonations performed entirely through farting! This is a delightful short film that certainly isn't for all tastes, but it's an interesting insight into a very real personality who can probably be viewed as history's first genuine alternative comedian.


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