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L'emmerdeur (1973)

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

31 July 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pain in the A__ See more »

Filming Locations:

Castries, Hérault, France See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The Director, Edouard Molinaro plays the barman of the coffee shop. And there's a moment that he's got a vinyl disc of Jacques Brel in his hands. 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 »


Soundtracks

La Scocciatrice (L'Emmerdeuse)
Written by François Rauber and Jacques Brel
Performed by François Rauber Et Son Ensemble, Accordion by Marcel Azzola (uncredited)
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Classic Black Comedy
17 July 1999 | by Martin-131See all my reviews

This is one of those films that is so funny, it makes you (well me anyway) smile just to remember it.

The essential storyline is of a professional hitman and a guy that he finds he can not get rid of. (The English translation of the title is pain-in-the-behind.)

This is black comedy done to perfection with a brilliant gradual build-up. It starts straight-faced so, if you do not know what you are watching, it could be any old thriller. Gradually the gags come in until it reaches a manic pace.

The two stars are the completely deadpan Lino Ventura and the songwriter Jacques Brel.

It is sadly under-rated and hard-to-find. Seek it out!


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