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The Wing or The Thigh? (1976)

L'aile ou la cuisse (original title)
Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and the publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast-food entrepreneur Tri-Catel to save the French art of cooking. After ... See full summary »

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Claude Zidi

Writers:

Claude Zidi (scenario and dialogue), Michel Fabre (collaboration)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Charles Duchemin
Coluche ... Gérard Duchemin
Ann Zacharias ... Marguerite #2 - la secrétaire intérimaire
Julien Guiomar ... Jacques Tricatel
Claude Gensac ... Marguerite #1 - la secrétaire de Duchemin
Georges Chamarat ... Le doyen des académiciens
Jean Martin ... Le médecin
Fernand Guiot ... Dubreuil - un collaborateur de Duchemin
Gérard Boucaron Gérard Boucaron ... Ficelle
Antoine Marin Antoine Marin ... Un collaborateur de Duchemin
Yves Afonso ... Le faux plombier
Raymond Bussières ... Henri - le chauffeur de Duchemin
Philippe Bouvard ... Philippe Bouvard - l'animateur du débat
Marcel Dalio ... Le tailleur de Duchemin (as Dalio)
Vittorio Caprioli ... Vittorio - le patron d'un restaurant
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Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and the publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast-food entrepreneur Tri-Catel to save the French art of cooking. After having agreed to appear on a talk show to show his skills in naming food and wine by taste, he is confronted with two disasters: his son wants to become a clown rather than a restaurant tester and he, the famous Charles Duchemin, has lost his taste. Written by Robert Zeithammel <zeit@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 October 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kridýlko nebo stehýnko See more »

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Budget:

FRF23,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The service area shown in the lead credits is the "Aire de Nemours" at motorway A6, direction Lyon, about 80 kilometers southeast of Paris (km 74). See more »

Goofs

When the two Duchemins have infiltrated Tricatel's factory and the shovel from the crane goes back up in the air, you can hear the motor sound of the crane as if they stood right beside it. However, the crane stands way outside the factory. See more »

Quotes

Charles Duchemin: Call an Ambulance!
Marguerite #1: But my leg is broken!
Charles Duchemin: Good thinking call an employment agency i'l have to replace you
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Connections

Referenced in Fort Boyard: toujours plus fort!: Episode #1.2 (2018) See more »

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Ile flottante
Composed by Vladimir Cosma
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Excellent comedy on the theme traditional v industrial food
20 May 2002 | by nicholas.rhodesSee all my reviews

An excellent comedy which deals with the theme of traditional cuisine versus industrial cuisine. Traditional is personified by the Guide Duchemin (skit on Guide Michelin ) and industrial cuisine by Tricatel ( which I must assume is a skit on Jacques BOREL ) whose awesome director was played by Julien Guiomar. Louis de Funès plays the Michelin man who in secret and under various disguises tests out restaurants who in spite of this recognise who it is. Duchemin ( DE FUNES ) has a son (played by the late great French comedian Michel Colucci or "Coluche" who gives the impression of carrying on in the same line as his father but in reality is more interested in circus-clowning ! All actors give magnificent performances and the plot is brilliant. A most enjoyable moment to be spent, and now it's available on DVD in France at rock-bottom price !


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