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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

Freely adapted from a play by the Splendid named "Amour, Coquillages et Crustacés" (Love and shellfish). See more »

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Referenced in Le magasin des suicides (2012) See more »

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Chanson Village
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The classic french movie comedy
6 January 2000 | by anthony.bodinSee all my reviews

This movie is one of the most important comedy in France. Almost everybody in France know one or several sentences of it. If you want to make some joke with a French guy, you could try to learn some of the principal sentences of the movie and you could be sure that he will laugh. The movie is adapted from the stage, and the play was very succesful for many months. So, every shot have been studied to be hilarious. There are not at all any breaks. Of course, if you could understand French, I will advise you to see the French Version because the jokes could be not as good in English. In conclusion, I would also advise you to see the second movie from the same team: "Les Bronzes Font du Ski" which is at least as excellent as the first.


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