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Man in the Trunk (1973)

La valise (original title)
A beautifull and thoroughly modern young French women, Francoise, gets involved with an Israeli agent working in Lybia. The agent is exposed and in order to save his life, he has to be ... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Lautner
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mireille Darc ... Françoise
Michel Constantin ... Capt. Augier
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Major Bloch
Amidou ... Le lieutenant Abdul Fouad
Robert Dalban ... Mercier
Raoul Saint-Yves Raoul Saint-Yves ... L'ambassadeur
El Kebir El Kebir
Bernard Fontaine Bernard Fontaine
Jean Luisi Jean Luisi
Charly Bravo Charly Bravo ... (as Charlie Bravo)
Jesus Fernandez Jesus Fernandez
Jean Lefebvre ... Le bagagiste / Baggage Man
Michel Galabru ... Baby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arch Taylor Arch Taylor ... L'Américain
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Storyline

A beautifull and thoroughly modern young French women, Francoise, gets involved with an Israeli agent working in Lybia. The agent is exposed and in order to save his life, he has to be smuggled out of the country in a trunk ("valise"). Francoise and the agent get through a lot of turbulent adventures, in the process of which the thoroughly liberated young woman also seduces a Lybian agent and an Egyptian officer, who also fall wildly in love with here. Resolute Francoise stays in control of the situation and imposes a kind of peaceful coexistence on her three lovers. Written by R. Holsbergen < <rholsbergen@europarl.eu.int>

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Taglines:

The French Girl That Brought Israel and Egypt Together...As Only The French Can!

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Man in the Trunk See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gaumont International See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Générique
Written by Philippe Sarde
Performed by Hubert Rostaing Et Son Orchestre
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Excellent comedy
10 September 1999 | by radlovSee all my reviews

It is many years ago that I saw this film, but I still remember it as one of the best comedies I ever saw. Mireille Darc is a very attractive heroin of this turbulent, light hearted vaudeville, masterfully directed by George Lautner.


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