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Soigne ton gauche (1936)

A boxer is out in the country with his entourage, training for his next fight. Meanwhile, on the farm nearby, Roger is neglecting his chores. As he watches the boxer and his sparring ... See full summary »

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René Clément

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Jean-Marie Huard (dialogue) (as Jean Marie Huard)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jacques Tati ... Roger
Max Martel Max Martel ... Postman (as Max Martell)
Louis Robur Louis Robur ... Boxer (as Robur)
Jean Aurel Jean Aurel ... Kid (as J. Aurel)
Champel Champel ... Manager
Van der Haegen Van der Haegen ... Sparring Partner
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Rhum Rhum
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A boxer is out in the country with his entourage, training for his next fight. Meanwhile, on the farm nearby, Roger is neglecting his chores. As he watches the boxer and his sparring partners at work, Roger starts to fantasize about being a boxer himself. Then, when none of the boxer's sparring partners can continue, he is asked to fill in, although he doesn't know anything about how to box. Written by Snow Leopard

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1936 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Watch Your Left See more »

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Cady Films See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This short film is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for _Vacances de M. Hulot, Les (1953)_, released in 2001. See more »

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Referenced in Soigne ta droite (1987) See more »

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Tati doing Chaplin
8 June 2003 | by plaidpotatoSee all my reviews

Not a great short, but worth watching for a glimpse of a very young Jacques Tati, and for an interesting look at a French rural village in 1936. Jacques Tati's mannerisms are funny, but underutilized. He could have gotten a lot more mileage out of some of the situations. I had one really big laugh, but the rest of the film was just pleasantly amusing. The editing is very crude. It kinda felt like the editor held up the strips of film in one hand and scissors in the other and eyeballed it. Either that, or there were some frames lost to decomposition or something. 7/10 is probably being a little too generous as far a pure entertainment value, but that's what I'm going to give it, because it's a fascinating piece of film history.


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