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Sur un arbre perché (1971)

Politician get hitch hikers on road and in one car accident they all end up on a tree above the sea.


Serge Korber


Pierre Roustang (original scenario), Jean Halain (adaptation) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Henri Roubier
Geraldine Chaplin ... Mme Muller (as Géraldine Chaplin)
Olivier De Funès ... L'auto-stoppeur
Alice Sapritch ... Lucienne Roubier
Paul Préboist ... Le radio-reporter
Roland Armontel ... Le Père Jean-Marie (as Armontel)
Franco Volpi Franco Volpi ... Mazzini
Jean Panisse ... Le brigadier (as Panisse)
Hans Meyer ... Colonel Muller
Daniel Bellus Daniel Bellus ... Un alpiniste
Jean-Jacques Delbo Jean-Jacques Delbo ... Le yachtman
Darsac Darsac
Pascal Mazzotti Pascal Mazzotti ... Le speaker TV
Danielle Durou Danielle Durou ... La vedette du film d'épouvante
Fernand Berset Fernand Berset ... L'interlocuteur TV


Politician get hitch hikers on road and in one car accident they all end up on a tree above the sea.

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Release Date:

14 April 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Caídos sobre un árbol See more »

Filming Locations:

Côte d'Azur, France

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Colonel Muller burned away the rope with sun rays collected by his glasses. But this is not possible with their concave lenses that spread the light beam. See more »


Referenced in Miluji Te (1978) See more »

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Not quite a classic De Funes comedy, though a cheating wife, an adventurer, a respected businessman and a car perched high above the Mediterranean are involved...
3 January 2016 | by sanda_moroianuSee all my reviews

'Sur un arbre perche' is the original title of a De Funes film and when saying De Funes, one thinks comedy relying basically on grimaces, silly noises etc... Well, this isn't quite the case here.... Louis de Funes does what he does best-the above mentioned- but the film comes as a surprise in which that it is more than a comedy- the end proves it ! It's a satire at all that makes today's society's entertainment : church, family values, onerous business, TV reality shows, politicians, public services like police, fire fighters, first aid; it's all there in the spotlight and none is given a sweet pat on the head- far from it ! The film being shot in the early 70's, the satire addressing all the mentioned areas is so much more compelling. The silly accident which leads to three strangers being literally perched on a 'pin parapluie' in a car above the sea for a week is still a good starting point for some gentle humour 'De Funes style', but when the protagonists are finally discovered there's a load of not so humorous, yet immensely funny reactions from all the concerned authorities or people , none of them actually doing much to rescue our heroes. And when they are finally rescued... well... A film to watch at least for one reason: it is not what you might expect.

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