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Oscar (1967)

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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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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 ... 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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Comedy

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This film is titled according to a minor character who has only two very short appearances and is not involved in the main action. See more »

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Version of Oskar (1962) See more »

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If you want to laugh without stopping....watch it
17 December 2004 | by nemotzSee all my reviews

This movie can't be translated, because De Funès is acting perfectly. It's the type of comedy we don't see anymore in films, probably because it takes a very good actor to create almost continuous comic effects. This is achieved because it's a play-like movie, with just one act. It amazed me to realize that I had just watched a long, hilarious play, with few breaks without getting bored for a second.

The many clichés would have ruined it if everything wasn't gravitating around the main character. It is a sort of getting De Funès from 'The Restaurant' and putting him on continuous play. The sweat on his face makes you admire his devotion to his job. He should be thanked with a bow for being almost perfect.

A swarm of characters flying around you, making you laugh with tears.Without doubt a classic.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 October 1967 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Oscar See more »

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Production Co:

Gaumont International See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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