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The Cabbage Soup (1981)

La soupe aux choux (original title)
2 buddy farmers are visited by aliens who like their domestic cabbage soup.

Director:

Jean Girault

Writers:

René Fallet (novel), Jean Halain | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Claude Ratinier (Le Glaude)
Jean Carmet ... Francis Chérasse (Le Bombé)
Jacques Villeret ... l'Oxien (La Denrée)
Claude Gensac ... Amelie Poulangeard
Henri Génès ... le brigadier chef
Marco Perrin ... le maire
Christine Dejoux Christine Dejoux ... Francine
Gaëlle Legrand Gaëlle Legrand ... Catherine Lemouette
Catherine Ohotnikoff Catherine Ohotnikoff
Philippe Ruggieri Philippe Ruggieri ... Robert
Philippe Brizard Philippe Brizard ... Le facteur
Max Montavon Max Montavon ... Le frère Poulangeard
Thierry Liagre Thierry Liagre ... Le médecin
Perrette Souplex Perrette Souplex ... Aimée
Carole Nugue Carole Nugue
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Storyline

Two old french countrymen are living a quiet life in their little old farms. The first one, Claude Ratinier, aka "le Glaude" (Louis de Funès), is a widower, and the second one, Francis Chérasse, aka "Cicisse" (Jean Carmet), is single. They spend their days drinking liters of wine and pastis, reminding themselves the good old times. One evening, they happen to start a farting contest, which seems to provoke a lightning storm... Then they go to sleep, but somebody has been quite interested by their kind of expression, and is preparing to change their life... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 December 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cabbage Soup See more »

Filming Locations:

Bombon, Seine-et-Marne, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the time when the movie was made, De Funes was reluctant to keep acting as he found he was now too old to do so. He agreed to do this movie because he realized how much he had in common with his character. See more »

Goofs

When Le Glaude retrieves the lock of hair from the grandfather clock, the clock-face door swings open. In the next shot we can see the door over his shoulder and it's closed. See more »

Alternate Versions

The German version was edited to reduce running time. 8 minutes were cut from the VHS tape, with another 2 minutes removed from the DVD. See more »

Connections

References The Troops of St. Tropez (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Valse Brune
Music by Georges Krier
Lyrics by Georges Villard
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The Best of French comedy
8 October 2005 | by nico-thomSee all my reviews

This movie is the one I watched most often. It seems to be a bit foolish first, two old men farting all the time and an alien allured by that sound. But the acting is simply great and the humor quite intelligent. The German title of that movie is "Louis und seine ausserirdischen Kohlköpfe" meaning "Louis and his extraterrestrial heads of cabbage". The German version is missing some of the original scenes, e.g. one where Chérasse tries to hang himself. Unfortunately I'm lacking of speaking French, so I can't assess the original version.

It is my favourite movie with Louis de Funès next to "L'Aile ou la cuisse". He seems to be born for such a role playing a grumpy old man.


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