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Pardon Mon Affaire (1976)

Un éléphant ça trompe énormément (original title)
Quatre amis, Etienne, Daniel, Simon et Bouly ont du mal à grandir et, la quarantaine révolue, continuent de se jouer des tours. Etienne, qui est toujours resté fidèle à sa femme, tombe ... See full summary »

Director:

Yves Robert

Writers:

Jean-Loup Dabadie (scenario), Yves Robert (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Rochefort ... Étienne
Claude Brasseur ... Daniel
Guy Bedos ... Simon
Victor Lanoux ... Bouly
Danièle Delorme Danièle Delorme ... Marthe Dorsay
Anny Duperey ... Charlotte
Marthe Villalonga ... Mouchy Messina
Louise Conte Louise Conte ... Marraine
Maurice Bénichou ... Gonthier
Christophe Bourseiller ... Lucien (as Christophe Bruce)
Jean Lescot Jean Lescot ... Le patient inquiet
Martine Sarcey Martine Sarcey ... Esperanza
Catherine Verlor Catherine Verlor ... Stéphanie
Pascale Reynaud Pascale Reynaud ... Delphine
Richard Saint-Bris Richard Saint-Bris ... Charles
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Storyline

Quatre amis, Etienne, Daniel, Simon et Bouly ont du mal à grandir et, la quarantaine révolue, continuent de se jouer des tours. Etienne, qui est toujours resté fidèle à sa femme, tombe amoureux de Charlotte après ne l'avoir vue qu'une seule fois et met le paquet pour la conquérir, avec l'aide de ses amis, entre équivoques et situations à la limite de la farce. A la fin, il va se retrouver sur une corniche au huitième étage, en robe de chambre devant la foule, la télévision et les sapeurs pompiers... Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Taglines:

Four million Frenchmen and 50,000 New Yorkers can't be wrong.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 September 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Pardon Mon Affaire See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Followed by Nous irons tous au paradis (1977) See more »

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When four guys meet...
18 August 2000 | by sgendronSee all my reviews

This truly funny and very well written - by Dabadie - comedy directed by Yves Robert is certainly one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. It is also one that I enjoy seeing again and again.

Where the pretext for the story is really just what it is - a pretext - the most interesting part is the relationships that fuels the friendship between four men entangled in very difficult "rapport" with women. The funniest one certainly being the mother-son relationship that is in fact a true love story, that goes on between Guy Bedos and Marthe Villalonga. The scenes between those two are real anthology pieces.

The secondary roles are also very attaching, particularly the one held by Christophe Bourseiller.

All in all, this "coup de foudre" turned bad, told in voice over with amazing wit and elegance by Jean Rochefort is a classic that stands alone in the face of very mediocre French comedies.

The sequel - Nous irons tous au paradis - is also very enjoyable.


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