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I'm Shy, But I'll Heal (1978)

Je suis timide... mais je me soigne (original title)
PG | | Comedy | January 1983 (USA)
Pierre is a hotel cashier in Vichy, so shy that he answers an ad from the Psychology Institute and can't say no to the salesman, Aldo; he spends 6,000 francs on tapes, books, and a punching... See full summary »

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Pierre Richard
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Richard ... Pierre Renaud
Aldo Maccione ... Aldo Ferrari
Jacques François ... Mr. Henri
Mimi Coutelier ... Agnès Jensen
Catherine Lachens ... La camionneuse
Robert Dalban ... Le casseur de voitures
Jean-Claude Massoulier Jean-Claude Massoulier ... Gilles, le speaker
Jacques Fabbri ... Le routier
Robert Castel Robert Castel ... Trinita
Raoul Delfosse Raoul Delfosse ... Le chauffeur de la 404
Sylvie Folgoas Sylvie Folgoas ... Bilda
Gilbert François Gilbert François ... Le garçon rythmeur
Francis Lax Francis Lax ... Le sommelier
Jean-Louis Le Goff Jean-Louis Le Goff ... Albert
Hélène Manesse Hélène Manesse ... Irène
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Pierre is a hotel cashier in Vichy, so shy that he answers an ad from the Psychology Institute and can't say no to the salesman, Aldo; he spends 6,000 francs on tapes, books, and a punching bag. Soon after, he's smitten by Agnes, a hotel guest with a model's looks and photographers wherever she goes. When she leaves for Nice, he follows, meeting Aldo on the way. Aldo becomes his boldness coach. Pierre gets a job washing dishes where Agnes is staying, but after a week or so, she's off to Deauville, with Aldo and Pierre in pursuit. Using funds they get by selling Aldo's car, this time Pierre poses as a polo-playing jet setter. Will this win the heart of Agnes? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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vichy | deauville | shy | cashier | normandy | See All (9) »

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Comedy

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Connections

References The Towering Inferno (1974) See more »

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Livin' Together (Get It Together)
Composed & Conducted by Vladimir Cosma
Performed by Chantal Curtis (uncredited)
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old memories
3 March 2004 | by 1966nmSee all my reviews

Once, France was the world capital of comedy and Pierre Richard was one of their very best comedians. It's a period that looks completely forgotten today, but I grew up with this stuff and I think I still carry the "marks" and the influence in my personality. Particularly from movies like this one, that in the time I thought was made specially for me. A guy, too shy to... even live, in his personal fight to "get better", with the help of a friend that he gets in the way and slowly he WILL gain self confidence and determination, but only after a lot of laughs. My favorite joke of the film is the scene of practice his self confidence in a restaurant. More than classic! They just don't make them like that any more 8)


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

January 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.66 : 1
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