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We Will Go to Deauville (1962)

Nous irons à Deauville (original title)
Comical adventures of two pairs of friends during their stay in Deauville, Normandy.

Director:

Francis Rigaud

Writers:

Francis Rigaud (screenplay), Claude Viriot (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Serrault ... Lucien Moreau
Louis de Funès ... Ludovic Lamberjacques (as Louis De Funès)
Claude Brasseur ... Maurice Dubois
Pascale Roberts ... Monique Moreau
Colette Castel ... Jacqueline Dubois
Berthe Granval Berthe Granval ... Sophie (as Berthe Grandval)
Jean Carmet ... Le porteur
Marie Daëms Marie Daëms ... Marie-Laure Spiroza (as Marie Daems)
Sacha Distel ... Himself
Roger Pierre ... Mr. Louis
Jean-Marc Thibault ... Mr. Paul
Jean Richard ... Le plombier - M. Simeon
Maurice Caffarelli Maurice Caffarelli ... The elder son of Mr Mercier (as Maurice Cafarelli)
Jacqueline Doyen Jacqueline Doyen ... Fernande Mercier
Pascal Duffard Pascal Duffard ... The younger son of Mr Mercier (as Jean-Pascal Duffard)
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Comical adventures of two pairs of friends during their stay in Deauville, Normandy.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 December 1962 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Io... 2 ville e 4 scocciatori See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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First of many collaborations between Louis de Funès and Michel Galabru. They starred together in 11 films, most notably The Troops of St. Tropez (1964) and its sequels. See more »

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Les Parisiens
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Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Maurice Tézé
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A satirical comedy that has not aged well
28 January 2013 | by NicolaiLevinSee all my reviews

A great cast does not necessarily make a good film.

"We are going to Deauville" is a well-calculated comedy about two Parisian couples who share a vacation home in Normandy's mundane sea resort Deauville. The plot mixes practical jokes about the old house (like falling off window shutters and the running gag of non-working electricity) with some frivolous flirts of the protagonist couples and adds some satirical elements that make fun of the typical Parisien on vacation.

The dialogs may have been quite funny in their time, but the script has not aged well. Although some of the topics are really timeless and going on vacation on the French coast has remained pretty much the same since the 1960s, the jokes drop in far too slowly and lamely to make contemporary audiences laugh. Things that may have been risqué and funny then sound definitely dusty and worn these days. Most of the supporting roles are just too clichéd to be really funny.

Louis De Funès has a minor role, but his character does not fully exploit the misanthropic stubborn character he played in later films. I had initially hoped for a lot more Funès-like fun, I was then ready to accept a witty comedy as well, but I was disappointed both ways.


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