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Oscar (1967)

Neurotic businessman must find the right man for his pregnant daughter. In fact, it is little bit complicated.

Director:

Édouard Molinaro

Writers:

Claude Magnier (based on the play by), Jean Halain (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Louis de Funès ... Bertrand Barnier
Claude Rich ... Christian Martin
Mario David ... Philippe Dubois
Germaine Delbat Germaine Delbat ... Charlotte
Claude Gensac ... Germaine Barnier
Agathe Natanson Agathe Natanson ... Colette Barnier
Dominique Page Dominique Page ... Bernadette
Paul Préboist ... Charles le domestique
Sylvia Saurel Sylvia Saurel ... Jacqueline
Philippe Vallauris Philippe Vallauris ... Le chauffeur
Roger Van Hool Roger Van Hool ... Oscar
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Trouble, trouble, trouble! It is indeed under the sign of trouble... and of confusion that the crappy day Bertrand Barnier has just gone through will have been placed. The businessman will not forget it soon! And quite rightly so. Just imagine: a maid that wants to resign to... marry a baron! A masseur who treats you like an executioner of the Holy Inquisition! And, to cap it all, a right-hand man who breaks shocking news after shocking news (demanding a high pay increase, saying he has relieved his employer of a bunch of millions, stating that he has decided to marry his daughter who, incidentally, has been made pregnant by Oscar the former driver...) To say nothing of three black suitcases, one of which contains millions of francs, passing from hand to hand! Is it really possible to make sense of such wild confusion? As that crazy day ends, Barnier thinks he has achieved the impossible. But has he really? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 October 1967 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Oscar See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gaumont International See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Louis de Funès starred four times in the original play (in 1959, 1961, 1971 and 1972). See more »

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Version of Oscar (2008) See more »

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Menuet Pour Barnier
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10 December 1998 | by Ali-14See all my reviews

This film originated as a play in Paris. The story focuses on the one-day adventures of Bertrand Barnier played with a genius of French cinema, Louis de Funes. In the same morning he learns that his daughter is pregnant, an employee stole a large amount of money from his company, his maid is about to resign in order to marry a wealthy neighbor and his body builder is interested in marrying his daughter. The seemingly complicated story-line is full of comedy or errors and some of the most hilarious mime scenes of the French cinema. There is never a dull moment in this film.


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