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Everybody He Is Nice, Everybody He Is Beautiful (1972)

Tout le monde il est beau, tout le monde il est gentil (original title)
According to "Radio closer to God", nothing is conceived without God, especially shampoos, cosmetics, the sale of records... An animator, Christian Gerber, denounces this scam on the air, ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Yanne
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Yanne ... Christian Gerber
Bernard Blier ... Louis-Marcel Thulle
Michel Serrault ... Marcel Jolin
Marina Vlady ... Millie Thulle
Jacques François ... Plantier
Jacqueline Danno Jacqueline Danno ... Maïté Plantier
Ginette Garcin ... La script chanteuse
Paul Préboist ... Le curé de campagne / Old priest
Daniel Prévost ... Sylvestre Ringeard
Chouki Schaeffer Chouki Schaeffer
Édith Ploquin Édith Ploquin
Karyn Balm Karyn Balm ... (as Karyn Balme)
Agnès Petit Agnès Petit
Annie Kerani Annie Kerani
Marie-Martine Bisson Marie-Martine Bisson
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According to "Radio closer to God", nothing is conceived without God, especially shampoos, cosmetics, the sale of records... An animator, Christian Gerber, denounces this scam on the air, which is worth licensee. It will reappear on new waves with "Radio closer to the Truth".

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Quotes

Christian Gerber: The manipulation of elites is even easier than the manipulation of masses.
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Referenced in Cinéman (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Che O Che O
Music by Michel Magne
Lyrics by Jean Yanne
Performed by Anne Germain
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Aged Satire
22 April 1999 | by SMK-4See all my reviews

This satire, set in a commercial radio station is in some sense similar to Weird Al Yankovic's UHF. The emphasis is more on satire than comedy though and it tries too hard to be topical. As a result, it has badly aged. When I watched it, I didn't know when it was made but it was instantly clear that it could not have been made after 1973 and not before 1971, and that 1972 was very likely indeed. The problem is that the things it satirises were topical for its time, but many have long since faded to be issues. Still, that makes it an interesting document of its era.

Having said that the film has a few glorious moments of comedy, especially whenever Bernard Blier enters the frame; as ever, an excellent example of dead-pan delivery. The weakest ingredient of the whole piece is Jean Yanne as the leading actor. While Monsieur Yanne does a reasonable job as director, he forgets to direct himself. His attitude "I'm the hero, you are all supposed to love me" gets soon on your nerves, it alienates.


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5 May 1972 (France) See more »

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