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Funny People (1976)

A series of very early public pranks staged in South Africa, with some clearly being faked with the use of actors and impossible to catch on the fly camera moves and insert shots.

Directors:

Jamie Uys, Kobus Kruger (co-director)

Writer:

Jamie Uys
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Joe Stewardson Joe Stewardson ... Himself - On-screen host / narrator
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A series of very early public pranks staged in South Africa, with some clearly being faked with the use of actors and impossible to catch on the fly camera moves and insert shots.

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Comedy

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1976 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Dieu Me Savonne! See more »

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Mimosa Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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For Candid Camera fans only!
14 April 2005 | by grant-108See all my reviews

Ferociously dated now, but when I saw it in a small french cinema in 1983 I rated it as the funniest thing I'd ever seen. I was literally crying with laughter at some of it. Some of the setups are lame beyond belief, but others are quite outstanding. Setting it in South Africa means that reactions are very different, and often hysterical. Likely to appeal only to people 40+ in age, who liked Candid Camera. Showed a DVD of it to my parents recently, and they loved it!

Best set-ups include: "Man" stuck inside a tiny postbox; 2 blokes trying to get a huge wardrobe through automatic doors (sounds awful, but is actually brilliant); cake assembly line (you'd have to see it); and a (now hugely non PC) ticking suitcase...


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