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Le Petomane: Parti avec le vent (2005)

Based on a true story set around turn-of-the-century France, it follows the lives of two men: Joseph Pujol and Dr. Marcel Baudouin. Pujol was an entertainer at the Moulin Rouge who was ... See full summary »

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Dr. Baudouin
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Juggling Pain Man
Julia Bogdan-Rollo ...
Marseilles Barmaid / Moulin Rouge Theater patron
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Toothless Drunk
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Philippe (as Jorge Gonzalez Borrelli)
Jym Braun ...
Theatre Patron
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Pierre the soldier (as Camilo Alfaro Rios)
Christopher Carroll ...
Jared D'Auria ...
Goon #2
André Fortin ...
Bepo
Joseph Gjura ...
Young Joseph
Vlada Gorbaneva ...
Can-Can Girl #2
Rodney Holland ...
Goon #1
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Arnaud
Kizuku Kitano ...
Chinois Mort
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Based on a true story set around turn-of-the-century France, it follows the lives of two men: Joseph Pujol and Dr. Marcel Baudouin. Pujol was an entertainer at the Moulin Rouge who was gifted with a unique backside, which could take in and release air in measured increments thus producing amazing and humorous noises. Dr. Baudouin was obsessed with Joseph's "instrument" and pursued him doggedly for many years, ultimately resulting in his undoing. Written by Steve Ochs

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The exterior scenes were all shot on location at Universal Studios (that's Frankenstein Plaza in the opening shot). Most of the interior's were built on a sound stage at Universal as well. See more »

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Odiferous for sure.....
19 January 2006 | by (Venice, CA) – See all my reviews

It's ironic that this film is about a man who is able to manipulate his flatulence. Because when it comes to farts and this film, despite the talent and effort involved, the end result is still a bunch of crap.

The other reviewers are either high, paid shills, friends and family of the filmmaker, or quite possibly all of the above.

It's clear that a considerable amount of creative effort and professional craft went into the production value of this film as the lighting, cinematography, costume design, etc are very impressive for such a small film. But that is where its value comes to a screeching halt. The story itself is neither funny nor compelling. The character of Le Petomane is worthy of perhaps a footnote or a minor story point in other films about the glory days of the Moulin Rouge but nothing more. He's just not that interesting or at least not in this film. The characters are caricatures, the dialogue is forced and the acting is amateurish; although the blame doesn't fall on the actors as much as it does the poor writing. The story about a man who farts on command and is able to make various animal noises and do tricks with his ass is really just a sophomoric joke that goes on for 29 minutes too long.


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