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Heaven Sent (1963)

Un drôle de paroissien (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 28 August 1963 (France)
Bad financial conditions compel an aristocratic family named Lachesnaye to do strange work.

Director:

Jean-Pierre Mocky
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bourvil ... Georges Lachaunaye
Francis Blanche ... L'inspecteur Cucherat / Chief Insp. Cucherat
Jean Poiret ... Raoul
Jean Yonnel ... Mattieu Lachesnaye, le père de Georges
Jean Tissier ... Le brigadier Bridoux
Véronique Nordey Véronique Nordey ... Françoise Lachaunaye
Bernard Lavalette Bernard Lavalette ... Le préfet de police / Prefect of Police
Marcel Pérès Marcel Pérès ... Raillargaud (as Marcel Perez)
Jean Galland ... Le supérieur du collège / Bishop
Solange Certain Solange Certain ... Juliette Lachaunaye, femme de Georges
Denise Péronne Denise Péronne ... Aunt Clair
Roger Legris ... Le sacristain de Saint-Étienne du Mont
Guy Denancy Guy Denancy ... Le curé de Saint-Étienne du Mont
Richard Francoeur Richard Francoeur ... L'écclésiastique qui a mal aux dents
Rudy Lenoir Rudy Lenoir ... L'inspecteur Quiqueville
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Bad financial conditions compel an aristocratic family named Lachesnaye to do strange work.

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So Sly, So Irreverant and So Hilarious That Only the French Could Have Thought of It

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Comedy

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Jean-Pierre Mocky films a very funny parishioner.
19 September 2014 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

French director Jean-Pierre Mocky is famous for his poignant yet subtle attacks on church and established religion.What makes his films interesting is the fact that they always have a lot of comedy in them.The same trend is visible in "Un Drôle De Paroissien" which shows how some churches in Paris have become a source of income for people who do not want to work ? One can simply marvel at some bold church thieves and their ingenuous pilfering techniques. The film is highly original as before Monsieur Mocky nobody had thought of showing bad days of French aristocracy.Great French comedian Bourvil is remarkable as a member of an aristocratic family who feels that working like commoners would diminish their status.The portrayal of incompetent policemen also helps to add comical touches to the film.In a world where everybody wants to work no matter how good or bad the job might be,this film by Jean-Pierre Mocky is a good example for knowing more about people who don't want to work. Lastly,this black comedy should not be missed by anybody who is interested in watching an issue based comedy film.


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Language:

French

Release Date:

28 August 1963 (France) See more »

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Light-Fingered George See more »

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