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The Little Bather (1968)

Le petit baigneur (original title)
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Louis-Philippe Fourchaume, another typical lead-role for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial CEO of a French company which designs and produces sail yachts, and fires... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Dhéry

Writers:

Robert Dhéry (original screenplay), Pierre Tchernia (collaborator on screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Louis-Philippe Fourchaume
Andréa Parisy ... Marie-Béatrice Fourchaume
Franco Fabrizi ... Marcello Cacciaperotti
Michèle Alexandre Michèle Alexandre ... L'épouse du ministre
Nicole Vervil ... La mère du petit Francis
Robert Rollis Robert Rollis ... Un marin
Georges Adet Georges Adet ... Le gardien du chantier
Philippe Dumat Philippe Dumat ... Le joueur de tambour de la fanfare
Gérard Calvi Gérard Calvi ... Le chef de la fanfare
Roger Caccia Roger Caccia ... L'organiste
Hélène Dieudonné ... La garde-barrière
Pierre Tornade ... Le gardien de phare
Pierre Dac Pierre Dac ... Le ministre
Henri Génès ... Le paysan (as Henri Genès)
Jacques Legras ... Henri Castagnier (le curé)
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Louis-Philippe Fourchaume, another typical lead-role for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial CEO of a French company which designs and produces sail yachts, and fires in yet another tantrum his designer André Castagnier, not realizing that man is his only chance to land a vital contract with the Italian magnate Marcello Cacciaperotti. So he has to find him at his extremely rural birthplace in 'la France profonde', which proves a torturous odyssey for the spoiled rich man; when he does get there his torment is far from over: the country bumpkin refuses to resume his slavish position now the shoe is on the other foot, so Fourchaume is dragged along in the boorish family life, and at times unable to control his temper, which may cost him more credit then he painstakingly builds up... Written by KGF Vissers

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Robert Dhéry is not credited in the main cast section, but as actor together with his directing credit. See more »

Alternate Versions

West German VHS release (by Atlas Video) was cut by ca. 5 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pastewka: Die Strategie der Schnecke (2006) See more »

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Le Petit Baigneur (Générique Fin)
Written and Performed by Gérard Calvi Et Son Orchestre
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fluctuat et mergitur (dvd)
18 September 2011 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

Unlike Paris tag-line, this movie is sometimes like the Titanic: it floats and sinks. In other words, the movie has very good moments but also very, long and dull parts: the long endless ships race at the beginning, the carnage of the tractor and the chase of the floating toilets. Outside those moments, the movie is really funny: Fufu is the typical Fufu, embodying a mean, cupid and rich boss. His talent is to find spots to have fun with such mean person and almost make him likable and human! Around him, he finds a strange read-head family. All this happens a long time ago in France and in the country, so you can have a nostalgic travel into time as well.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | Italian

Release Date:

22 March 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mad Adventures of the Bouncing Beauty See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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