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L'aile ou la cuisse (1976)

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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Georges Chamarat ...
Le doyen des académiciens
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Le médecin
Fernand Guiot ...
Dubreuil - un collaborateur de Duchemin
Gérard Boucaron ...
Ficelle
Antoine Marin ...
Un collaborateur de Duchemin
Yves Afonso ...
Le faux plombier
Raymond Bussières ...
Henri - le chauffeur de Duchemin
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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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27 October 1976 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Kridýlko nebo stehýnko  »

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FRF 23,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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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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Featured in Smrt stoparek (1979) See more »

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French comedy at its best !
4 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Aile ou la cuisse" is a satire about french gourmet-bible "Gault Millau". French comedian Louis de Funes plays restaurant critic Charles Duchemin who struggles for the subsistence of french cuisine. Because of its many slapstick scenes it is one of my and my friends all time favourites. A great satire about contemporary eating habits and french "grandeur". Just right for a boring sunday afternoon.


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