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Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982)

Le père Noël est une ordure (original title)
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Two neurotics, working for a suicide hotline on the night of Christmas Eve, get caught up in a catastrophe when a pregnant woman, her abusive boyfriend, and a transvestite visit their office.

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Jean-Marie Poiré
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anémone ... Thérèse
Josiane Balasko ... Marie-Ange Musquin
Marie-Anne Chazel ... Josette
Christian Clavier ... Katia
Gérard Jugnot ... Félix
Thierry Lhermitte ... Pierre Mortez
Bruno Moynot Bruno Moynot ... Zadko Preskovic
Martin Lamotte ... Monsieur Leblé
Jacques François ... Le pharmacien
Michel Blanc ... Une voix au téléphone (voice)
Jeannette Batti Jeannette Batti
Pierre Belot Pierre Belot
Suzanne Berthois Suzanne Berthois
Bhime Souaré Bhime Souaré ... L'employé du magasin déguisé en père Noël (as Bhime)
Michel Bonnet Michel Bonnet ... Le suicidé au téléphone
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Félix, disguised as Father Christmas, hands out leaflets advertising a sexy Christmas party. His place is taken by an African Santa Claus and he returns to his caravan only to find his girlfriend Josette about to leave him. When he comes after her, she takes refuge at "SOS Distress", run by two neurotics, Thérèse and Pierre. Written by Aline

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The original play was written before making French Fried Vacation 2 (1979). See more »

Quotes

Zézette: Eh, Pierre ! Y a un monsieur très malpoli qu'a téléphoné, y voulait enculer Therèse !
Pierre Mortez: Oui mais cest un ami.
Zézette: Ah bah ça va alors.
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Ptit dej' blues
Written and Performed by Renaud
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A French jewel!
19 March 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

This cult play has become a cult movie in the 80s. If you are not French ... beware! ... the dialogues are falsely simple and you will probably remain indifferent wich such a French masterpiece. Otherwise, it's total happiness with divine dialogues carried by almost-mythical characters.

Here is a brief overview of the incalculable number of legendary replicas: C'est c'laaaaa oui. Roulé sous les aisselles. Ça dépend, ça dépasse. Félix, Joyeux Noël Félix! Nous habitions des gîtes infâmes quai Branly. Vous êtes myopes des yeux, myopes du coeur et myopes du cul. Thérèse n'est pas moche, elle n'a pas un physique facile, c'est différent. C'est fin, c'est très fin, ça se mange sans faim.

A French jewel!


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Release Date:

28 December 2011 (USA) See more »

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