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Le Petomane: Parti avec le vent (2005)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  November 2005 (USA)
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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 ... 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
Jorge Borrelli ...
Philippe (as Jorge Gonzalez Borrelli)
Jym Braun ...
Theatre Patron
Christopher Carroll ...
Jared D'Auria ...
Goon #2
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Pierre the soldier (as Camilo Alfaro Rios)
André Fortin ...
Bepo
Joseph Gjura ...
Young Joseph
Vlada Gorbaneva ...
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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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True story polished to a sheen
18 November 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I laughed so hard I got a nose bleed. (True!)

LE PETOMANE: PARTI AVEC LE VENT does not appear to be a comedy at the start but it did not take long for this reviewer to catch on.

If you hear this story related it sounds highly improbable, but experiencing the story visually, as written, presented and directed by Steve Ochs and a wonderful cast and crew, it is candy for eyes.

Oana Bogdan's masterful recreation of Marseille and Paris just before the opening of the twentieth century, is brought to life richly by the costumes of Ariyela Wald-Cohain, the sensitive and comical score of Kent Karlsson, and the unfailing eye of Bengt Jan Jonsson.

Kevin Scott Allen, gives us a moving portrayal of Dr. Baudouin who narrates his story in all its twisted perversion and Mr. Allen actually manages to make us feel sorry for his character when we learn that the wretched Dr. has contracted a fatal disease.

Ben Wise is quietly outrageous as Le Petomane and his characterization is doubly amusing when one compares his demeanor and his actions. Mr. Wise and Aimee Miles make moving and poignant lovers and Mr. Karlsson never misses an opportunity to render their relationship with appropriate harmonies.

The balance of the cast perform splendidly.

As the story is a visual treat my review will leave it to your personal discovery.

This is one for your MUST SEE list. It left me wanting more.


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