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A Pain in the Ass (1973)

L'emmerdeur (original title)
PG | | Comedy | 31 July 1975 (USA)
Ralf Milan, a hitman, arrives in Montpellier to kill an important witness. He checks in a hotel without knowing that his neighbour has become neurotic after his wife left him.

Director:

Édouard Molinaro

Writer:

Francis Veber
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lino Ventura ... Ralf Milan
Jacques Brel ... François Pignon
Caroline Cellier ... Louise Pignon
Jean-Pierre Darras ... Fuchs
Nino Castelnuovo ... Bellhop
Angela Cardile Angela Cardile ... La future maman
Michele Gammino
Xavier Depraz Xavier Depraz ... Louis Randoni
François Dyrek François Dyrek
Jean-Louis Tristan Jean-Louis Tristan ... L'inspecteur de l'hôtel
André Valardy André Valardy ... L'auto-stoppeur
Jean Franval Jean Franval ... Le routier
Pierre Collet Pierre Collet ... Le boucher
Arlette Balkis Arlette Balkis ... La patiente
Jacques Galland Jacques Galland ... Maître Chamfort
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Ralf Milan, a hitman, arrives in Montpellier to kill an important witness. He checks in a hotel without knowing that his neighbour has become neurotic after his wife left him. Written by Jean-Yves Simon <simon@micro.ti.com>

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Francis Veber: [François Pignon] features a likeable idiot called François Pignon. See more »

Goofs

A door is blocked with a chair under the handle. Unfortunately no one of the movie crew noticed or seems to have bothered that the door opens the other way. See more »

Connections

Featured in L'emmerdeur par Vincent Perrot (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Knokke Le Zoute
Written by François Rauber and Jacques Brel
Accordion by Marcel Azzola (uncredited)
Sung by Jacques Brel
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A gentle French comedy of errors
12 September 2004 | by blackmoreaSee all my reviews

I liked this film, not really belly laugh funny, but the situation comedy that Lino Ventura and Jacques Brel get themselves into, can be very humorous. Ventura plays an assassin who is trying to do a job, however he gets caught up with Brel's annoying and suicidal hypochondriac, foiling his attempts, by trying to commit suicide in the room next door to the room Ventura is in to do the hit. This causes the police to be called to the hotel. When they arrive however, Ventura persuades them that Brel is a friend and he will look after him and get him back on his feet. He decides to get rid of Brel, so that he can continue on his original task, but then ends up helping him to settle the score with his wife, who has left Brel for a rich medical doctor and that is when the real fun starts...!


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

Italian | French | English

Release Date:

31 July 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pain in the A__ See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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