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Les copains (1965)

Seven pals decide to take a few days'holidays to free up the time necessary to pull three enormous pranks. Their aim is to ridicule three established bodies: the army, the church and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Yves Robert

Writers:

François Boyer (adaptation), Yves Robert (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Philippe Noiret ... Bénin
Pierre Mondy ... Broudier
Claude Rich ... Huchon
Michael Lonsdale ... Lamenbin (as Michel Lonsdale)
Christian Marin ... Omer
Jacques Balutin Jacques Balutin ... Lesueur
Guy Bedos ... Martin
Tsilla Chelton ... L'hôtelière / Inn manageress
Hubert Deschamps ... Le député-maire Cramouillat
Claude Piéplu ... Le colonel / Army officer
Jean Lefebvre ... Le restaurateur / Waiter
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Seven pals decide to take a few days'holidays to free up the time necessary to pull three enormous pranks. Their aim is to ridicule three established bodies: the army, the church and the administration. Quite arbitrarily, they set their hearts on two peaceful sub-prefectures, Ambert and Issoire. Broudier, disguised as a government minister, turns up at the barracks, demands and obtains the organization of night maneuvers. The following day, Bénin, dressed up as a reverend, preaches in the cathedral of Issoire a sermon against the precepts of the Church. As for Lesueur, he disturbs the inauguration of the statue of Vercingétorix by an MP. But the holidays are over. The seven of them can'r part without a last joke... Written by Guy Bellinger

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French visa # 29112. See more »

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Les Copains d'Abord
Music by Georges Brassens
Lyrics by Georges Brassens
Performed by Georges Brassens
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10 August 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Based on a Jules Romains novel,and featuring Georges Brassens' famous song "Les Copains D'Aboard" ,"Les Copains" shows,perhaps more than his other works ,that Yves Robert was an auteur.His heroes are all big children who do not want to grow up ,who want to stay the way they were as children (hence his childhood nostalgia we feel in " La Guerre Des Boutons" and his two magic movies "La Gloire De Mon Père" and "Le Château De Ma Mère").

Seven pals declare war to stupidity,hypocrisy,bourgeoisie conformism and their mainstays: the Army and the Church;they are not real rebels ,and their rebellion looks more like schoolboy pranks than a serious political attitude.For instance,one of them disguises himself as a priest to praise....the sex virtues.

It's a black and white movie,but there's a good use of color for one scene .


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 January 1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ta filarakia See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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