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The Tattoo (1968)

Le tatoué (original title)
An art dealer wants to buy a Modigliani, which is tattooed on the back of an old soldier.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Comte Enguerand - Louis Marie de Montignac aka colonel Legrain
... Félicien Mézeray
Paul Mercey ... Pellot
Yves Barsacq ... Le postier
Pierre Tornade ... Le brigadier
Jean-Pierre Darras ... Lucien
Joe Warfield ... Larsen
Donald J. von Kurtz ... Smith
Lyne Chardonnet ... Valérie Mézeray
Ibrahim Seck ... Le valet de Mézeray / Butler
... Le pilote de l'hélico (as Michel Barbet)
Pierre Guéant ... Richard Mézeray
Patrick Préjean ... Le détective #1
... Le détective #2 (as Maurice Maguelon)
Michel Tureau ... Le réalisateur TV
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An art dealer wants to buy a Modigliani, which is tattooed on the back of an old soldier.

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18 September 1968 (France)  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

There is a jump cut at around 20 minutes in the movie. When the couple is sitting in the car talking, after they passed the white truck. The main character says he wants to be back in Paris tonight. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pastewka: Die Einweihungsparty (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Modigliani Blues
Written and Performed by Georges Garvarentz Et Son Orchestre
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A creaky, slapdash story, but some funny character chemistry and slapstick.
26 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

The story is a fairly absurd little farce that doesn't really go anywhere, but it's possible to enjoy this as just a goofy buddy comedy with some good, irreverent slapstick. Given the lack of subtitles on the copy I watched, you might want to brush up your French first; the dialogue is fast and idiomatic. I missed a good deal of it.


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