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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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Cast overview:
... 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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Remade as Oscar (2008) See more »

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Menuet Pour Barnier
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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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