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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.

Director:

Denys de La Patellière (as Denis de la Patellière)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Comte Enguerand - Louis Marie de Montignac aka colonel Legrain
Louis de Funès ... Félicien Mézeray
Paul Mercey Paul Mercey ... Pellot
Yves Barsacq Yves Barsacq ... Le postier
Pierre Tornade Pierre Tornade ... Le brigadier
Jean-Pierre Darras ... Lucien
Joe Warfield Joe Warfield ... Larsen
Donald J. von Kurtz Donald J. von Kurtz ... Smith
Lyne Chardonnet Lyne Chardonnet ... Valérie Mézeray
Ibrahim Seck Ibrahim Seck ... Le valet de Mézeray / Butler
Michel Barbey ... Le pilote de l'hélico (as Michel Barbet)
Pierre Guéant Pierre Guéant ... Richard Mézeray
Patrick Préjean Patrick Préjean ... Le détective #1
Pierre Maguelon ... Le détective #2 (as Maurice Maguelon)
Michel Tureau Michel Tureau ... Le réalisateur TV
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Storyline

An art dealer wants to buy a Modigliani, which is tattooed on the back of an old soldier.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 September 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tattoo See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Optiphone

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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 Strategie der Schnecke (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 storyguySee 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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