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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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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 ... 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

Certificate:

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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 Oscar (1991) See more »

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French humour at its best!
5 July 1999 | by Wally KSee all my reviews

For those who master french perfectly, it's the greatest comedy ever, full of typically french humour, wordplay, double messages and misunderstandings. For those who understand french sufficiently, it's still a riot. For the others, it will be the ultimate proof that french belongs amongst the most non-verbal languages on the face of this earth. MUST SEE! By the way: it was never released on video, but this is going to change rapidly as Gaumont - owner of the rights - has announced its release (VHS & DVD) before the end of 1999!!! So stay tuned and keep in touch with your local video shop...


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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