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French Fried Vacation (1978)

Les bronzés (original title)
Holidaymakers arriving in a Club Med camp on the Ivory Coast are determined to forget their everyday problems and emotional disappointments. Games, competitions, outings, bathing and sunburn accompany a continual succession of casual affairs.

Director:

Patrice Leconte

Writers:

L' Equipe du Splendid (scenario), Josiane Balasko (as L'équipe du Splendid) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josiane Balasko ... Nathalie Morin
Luis Rego Luis Rego ... Bobo
Marie-Anne Chazel ... Gigi
Michel Blanc ... Jean-Claude Dusse
Martin Lamotte ... Miguel
Bruno Moynot Bruno Moynot ... Gilbert Sellman, homme au slip noir
Gérard Jugnot ... Bernard Morin
Michel Creton Michel Creton ... Bourseault
Thierry Lhermitte ... Popeye
Dominique Lavanant Dominique Lavanant ... Christiane
Christian Clavier ... Docteur Jerome Tarere
Guy Laporte Guy Laporte ... Marcus, chef du village
Pascale Deneu Pascale Deneu
Marion Lanez Marion Lanez
Sylvie Obry Sylvie Obry
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Holidaymakers arriving in a Club Med camp on the Ivory Coast are determined to forget their everyday problems and emotional disappointments. Games, competitions, outings, bathing and sunburn accompany a continual succession of casual affairs. Written by Aline

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 November 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

French Fried Vacation See more »

Filming Locations:

Assouinde, Côte D'Ivoire

Company Credits

Production Co:

Trinacra Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

All of the main actors came from the same stand-up comedy group, Le Splendid. See more »

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Referenced in Dead Tired (1994) See more »

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Chanson Village
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A classic french comedy!
9 January 1999 | by paddy-20See all my reviews

Les Bronzés is a cult french comedy, widely appreciated in France. It stars most of today's finest french comedians: Thierry Lhermitte, Gérard Jugneau, Michel Blanc, Josiane Balasko and Christian Clavier. I've just finished watching it for the first time, and it was as enjoyable as I expected to be. It's the sort of hilarious french comedy based mainly on sexually explicit dialogue and sex related jokes. The film is about young french singles and couples on a charter holiday in western Africa trying their best to be polygams, while getting some sun at the same time. Those who enjoy french comedies must see Les Bronzés!!


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