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Banzaï (1983)

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Michel Bernardin works at Planet Assistance, who helps Frenchmen who are in trouble in foreign countries.


Claude Zidi


Claude Zidi (screenplay), Didier Kaminka (adaptation) | 5 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Coluche ... Michel Bernardin
Valérie Mairesse ... Isabelle Parisse
Didier Kaminka ... Le cousin Paul
François Perrot ... Le patron de Mondial S.O.S.
Jean-Marie Proslier Jean-Marie Proslier ... Le businessman du Concorde
Marthe Villalonga ... La mère de Michel
Éva Darlan ... Carole, la doctoresse (as Eva Darlan)
Baaron Baaron ... Chef de la junte
Madeleine Barbulée Madeleine Barbulée ... Vieille dame avion
Aline Bertrand Aline Bertrand ... Vieille dame pavillon
Pierre Bruneau ... Commerçant
André Chaumeau André Chaumeau ... Vendeur meubles
Luang Ham Chau Luang Ham Chau ... Pilote japonais (as Luong Ham-Chau)
Jean-Claude Martin Jean-Claude Martin ... Père Julien
Bernard Rousselet Bernard Rousselet ... Chef du personnel
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Michel Bernardin works at Planet Assistance, who helps Frenchmen who are in trouble in foreign countries.

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Referenced in The Executioner of Hearts (1983) See more »

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I miss Coluche, I miss the 80s (TV)
19 December 2015 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

In other words, i miss compassionate, engaged artist, light comedies about the usual, common people ! Compared to today world, we are living on a different planet where actual artists are hypocritical impostors and comedies, the playground for upper classes ! Here, Coluche plays a racist, nationalist insurance clerk who is compelled to travel all around the world without telling his girlfriend : so he has rescue missions in Maghreb, NYC, Afrika and Hong Kong. So, what's reveals Zidi as a great director for comedy is the fact that he always find the essential and original backbone to tie all the funny moments ! In addition, it has nothing to do with spoofs and it's mean, the natural state of comedy ! Maybe the movie is uneven with the NYC trip being the more surrealist with its desert and chilly Harlem but Coluche and Mairesse, his old girlfriend, plays with deep talent and real complicity so it's really a good, nostalgic time with it ! (and don't miss James Bond's team behind the « awesome » special effects !)

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Release Date:

23 March 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Banzai, o Grito da Vitória See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Renn Productions See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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