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Oscar (1967)

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

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... Bertrand Barnier
... Christian Martin
... Philippe Dubois
Germaine Delbat ... Charlotte
... Germaine Barnier
Agathe Natanson ... Colette Barnier
Dominique Page ... Bernadette
... Charles le domestique
Sylvia Saurel ... Jacqueline
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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French visa # 33338 delivered on 26-6-1967. See more »

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From a perspective of a grown up.
16 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

About 20 years ago I saw the remake with Stallone, and I loved it. Back then I didn't know it was a remake. In fact, I learned about it only recently from reading here the reviews. When I saw the original is with Louis De Funes, I put it on my to see list.

As much as I remember the Stallone version, the plot is quite different but the set-up is the same and both rely on the series of misconceptions to create the funny situations.

I liked it. But I didn't love it. It wasn't a laugh-out-loud comedy for me. It had the fun atmosphere through the movie, and I laughed at times. But the magic, appearing in my memories from the remake and from other movies with Louis De Funes, has gone. And It might be that It's just me that is changed and De Funes' Oscar is as great as his other movies.

It's just that a large portion of the comedy relies on the grimaces and the erratic behavior of De Funes. It made me smile, a lot, but far from laughing.

Good movie, but not the best comedy for me.


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