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The frozen body of Paul Fournier is discovered in Greenland where he had disappeared during a scientific expedition in 1905. Perfectly conserved he is brought back to life in the 1960s. His... See full summary »

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Édouard Molinaro

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Jean Bernard-Luc (play), Jacques Vilfrid (adaptation) | 7 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Hubert de Tartas
Michael Lonsdale ... Le professeur Édouard Loriebat (as Michel Lonsdale)
Claude Gensac ... Edmée de Tartas
Bernard Alane ... Paul Fournier
Annick Alane Annick Alane ... Madame Crépin-Jaujard - la mère d'Evelyne
Olivier De Funès ... Didier de Tartas
Eliette Demay Eliette Demay ... Evelyne Crépin-Jaujard
Martine Kelly Martine Kelly ... Sophie
Jacques Legras Jacques Legras ... L'avocat
Pascal Mazzotti Pascal Mazzotti ... Le professeur Bibolini
Claude Piéplu ... Le secrétaire général du ministère de l'intérieur
Paul Préboist ... Charles
Yves Vincent ... Edouard Crépin-Jaujard
Evelyne Dassas Evelyne Dassas ... L'assistante de Bibolini
Monita Derrieux Monita Derrieux ... Une infirmière
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The frozen body of Paul Fournier is discovered in Greenland where he had disappeared during a scientific expedition in 1905. Perfectly conserved he is brought back to life in the 1960s. His descendants take care of him: to spare him the cultural shock they behave so to make believe it's 1905 and they are his cousins, uncle... Written by vik-18 <viktor_p@mail.com>

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

10 September 1969 (France) See more »

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Louis as an additional bonus
3 August 2001 | by Mort-31See all my reviews

I love Louis de Funès. His unique, very funny character makes me forget that he actually always played the same roles, or: whatever role he played, the role became like him. Many French films of the 1960s would have been boring and unsuccessful without him.

The story of this movie was surely not tailor-made for Louis. It wouldn't need him, Louis is only an additional bonus here. „Hibernatus` is an absurd little comedy based on a completely crazy idea. A man is found alive in the ice after sixty-five years and in order to spare him the shock of waking up in a completely different world, the whole town is „dressed` like in 1905. Louis de Funès' family takes over responsibility for the man and of course, Louis is the one who suffers because of that.

The film is very short and I suppose, it shouldn't be longer. It has many funny moments apart from the basically great idea. Playful, creative, sweet.


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