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Bankers Also Have Souls (1982)

Le cadeau (original title)
Gregoire is retiring after many years with the same bank, and his collegues surprise him with the gift of a beautiful call girl, Barbara. Thinking she is a conquest, he impersonates the ... See full summary »

Director:

Michel Lang

Writers:

Michel Lang, Italo Terzoli (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Mondy ... Grégoire Dufour
Claudia Cardinale ... Antonella Dufour
Clio Goldsmith ... Joyane, aka Barbara
Jacques François ... Jacques Loriol
Renzo Montagnani ... L'émir Fayçal de Krator
Cécile Magnet Cécile Magnet ... Charlotte Legueden
Henri Guybet ... André
Rémi Laurent Rémi Laurent ... Laurent
Yolanda Jilot ... Jennifer (as Yolande Gilot)
Laurence Badie Laurence Badie ... Marie-Laure, la secrétaire de Loriol
Christophe Bourseiller ... Jean-Philippe Loriol
Duilio Del Prete ... Umberto
Jacqueline Dufranne Jacqueline Dufranne
Leila Fréchet Leila Fréchet ... Sandrine
Caroline Jacquin Caroline Jacquin
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Gregoire is retiring after many years with the same bank, and his collegues surprise him with the gift of a beautiful call girl, Barbara. Thinking she is a conquest, he impersonates the bank president, leading to a comedy of mistaken identities. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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References Follow the Fleet (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Broadway
English lyrics by Maurice Bergman
French lyrics by Eddy Marnay
Music by Michel Legrand
Performed by Clio Goldsmith and Pierre Mondy
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One of our 50 favorites
22 May 2001 | by mizes2000See all my reviews

We first saw it on German TV. We laughed so hard that in the last 10 years we have seen it about 15 times. We are still looking for a copy to purchase.

The Bank employee (a family man) is going to retire early. One of his fellow workers has a sister who is a high priced "call-girl." The employees chip in an decide to give him "her" as a retirement gift without him knowing it. He thinks he is going on a little vacation by himself.

Now that the plot is set, and he just accidently gets in the same booth with the call girl (Clio Goldsmith) and the action starts with this unknowing poor soul.

There is serious comedy as only the French can produce. But they have added a little slapstick (which hurt the rating a little) and a lot of embarrassing situations which end up even more embarrassing. This gives an edge for more comedy and we loved every minute if it.

It is an adult movie with nudity done in good taste and even the women will enjoy watching this one with their husbands.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 March 1982 (France) See more »

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