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The Big Store (1973)

Le grand bazar (original title)
Four guys working for a small grocer in trouble, declare war on a new giant neighborhood supermarket by attempting several coups. A film about the big store taking over the business of smaller stores.

Director:

Claude Zidi

Writers:

Claude Zidi (scenario and dialogue), Georges Beller (participation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Rinaldi Gérard Rinaldi ... Gérard
Jean Sarrus Jean Sarrus ... Jean
Gérard Filipelli Gérard Filipelli ... Phil
Jean-Guy Fechner Jean-Guy Fechner ... Jean-Guy
Michel Galabru ... Émile
Michel Serrault ... Félix Boucan
Roger Carel ... Le commissaire priseur
Jacques Seiler Jacques Seiler ... Jacques
André Badin André Badin ... L'enchérisseur endormi
Florence Blot Florence Blot
François Cadet François Cadet ... Le contremaître
Coluche ... Le visiteur de l'appartement
Dany Daniel Dany Daniel
Jocelyne Darche Jocelyne Darche ... La dame qui visite l'appartement
Michèle Delacroix Michèle Delacroix ... La fiancée de Phil
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Four guys working for a small grocer in trouble, declare war on a new giant neighborhood supermarket by attempting several coups. A film about the big store taking over the business of smaller stores.

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Comedy

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Trivia

"Euromarché" was a real chain of superstores (named Hypermarchés) combining grocery and department stores. Still as this day, this store in which the movie was shot stills exists as "Carrefour", located in Atis-Mons, south of Paris, France. See more »

Goofs

Between 01:05:00 and 01:07:50, a fat man is wearing two shoulder straps. According the shots, he's wearing one, two or no shoulder straps. See more »

Soundtracks

Soif d'aujourd'hui
(uncredited)
Performed by Eddy Mitchell
Written by Coca Cola
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Still actual these days.
15 August 2010 | by RealLiveClaudeSee all my reviews

Even if this was shot in 1973, this subject of a big box supermarket giving a hard time to the small grocer is still in effect these days.

A quaint grocer with his 4 employees, sees the upcoming of a giant supermarket built nearby. Little by little, the grocer is losing money to this behemoth of a food store, but the said employees try the best they can to keep their jobs and also give a hard time to the supermarket.

A well told story. One of the actors in a small role, Roger Carel, is a master of dubbing movies in France. Mostly known to be the voice of Asterix the Gaul, many Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters and other American actors like Jack Lemmon or Burgess Meredith in the 60s.

This one is to watch, and don't take some of the scenes seriously...


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 September 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

5 matti al supermercato See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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