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Hibernatus (1969)

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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 »

Director:

Édouard Molinaro

Writers:

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 ... Sophie
Jacques Legras ... L'avocat
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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The relationship between De Funès and Molinaro were very complicated. The director said in an 2013 interview : "It was a nightmare from the writing of the film. We made eight version of the screenplay, which de Funès refused one after the other. Worse than that: we started filming on the eighth adaptation, or the ninth, and, after eight days of shooting, he decided to return to ... the first! He was a star, he was the boss. The shooting was very tense, in a situation of armed peace. (...) As it was going badly, I wanted to leave before the end of the shooting. It was Louis who wanted me to stay. I was a prisoner." See more »

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Hubert de Tartas: You believe yourself to be in 1900, eh? Well no! You are in 1970! Poof! And the North Pole? Does that mean anything to you, the North Pole? The North Pole! You've been frozen for sixty-five years in a block of ice and we only just found you intact two months ago!
Edmée de Tartas: Hubert!
Hubert de Tartas: [Hubert to Edmée] Shut up!
[Hubert to Paul]
Hubert de Tartas: You are not twenty-five, you are ninety! Ninety! And you are the grandfather of your mother, that is to say, of my wife, and her name is not Clementine, her name is Edmée! Edmée! Her name ...
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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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Release Date:

10 September 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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