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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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Short | Comedy

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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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I was blown away...
3 January 2006 | by (los angeles, usa) – See all my reviews

This short film is full of warmth, charm (really!) and plenty of laughs. I was amazed by the incredibly thin line this thing chose to walk. One slip, and it would have been a complete disaster. So, in addition to being a completely satisfying film, it also winds up being a small miracle. Everyone on board understands what's at stake, from the photography to the direction to the great cast, all the way to the phenomenal score, set so perfectly that one has to wonder if the composer had his tongue in his cheek or not. The film looks great, feels great, and is great. The subject matter, a man's behind, is handled tenderly. But it is so much more than butt. It is a complete story, with not a hole left unfilled. I am not just blowing hot air when I say you must do yourself the favor of being swept up by "The Wind".


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