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Santa Claus Is a Stinker ()

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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Thérèse
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Marie-Ange Musquin
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Josette
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Katia
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Félix
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Pierre Mortez
Bruno Moynot ...
Zadko Preskovic
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Monsieur Leblé
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Le pharmacien
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Une voix au téléphone (voice)
Jeannette Batti
Pierre Belot
Suzanne Berthois
Bhime Souaré ...
L'employé du magasin déguisé en père Noël (as Bhime)
Michel Bonnet ...
Le suicidé au téléphone
Jean-Claude Bouillaud
Jean-Pierre Clami
Jacques Disses
Josy Lafont
Roger Mabilat
Claire Magnin ...
Madame Leblé
François Rostain
Gérard Thirion
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Muriel Dubrule ...
Bijou, la maîtresse du pharmacien (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jean-Marie Poiré

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Josiane Balasko ... ()
 
Marie-Anne Chazel ... ()
 
Christian Clavier ... ()
 
Gérard Jugnot ... ()
 
Thierry Lhermitte ... ()
 
Bruno Moynot ... ()
 
Jean-Marie Poiré ... ()

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Christian Ferry ... executive producer
Yves Rousset-Rouard ... producer

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Vladimir Cosma

Cinematography by

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Robert Alazraki

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Catherine Kelber

Editorial Department

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Jean Goudier ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Marc Frédérix
Willy Holt

Costume Design by

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Cécile Magnan

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Catherine Crassac ... key hair stylist
Paul Le Marinel ... key makeup artist
Jean-Luc Russier ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Yvon Crenn ... unit manager
Alain Depardieu ... production manager
Jacques Frederix ... assistant unit manager
Jean Pieuchot ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Catherine Dailleux ... assistant director trainee
Yann Gilbert ... second assistant director
Robin Katz ... assistant director
Ann Zagradsky ... assistant director trainee

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Anne-Marie Dréan ... set dresser
Michel Ferry ... assistant property master
Jacques Preisach ... property master
Claude Suné ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Denis Carquin ... sound assistant
Daniel Couteau ... foley artist
Gilbert Crozet ... dubbing sound
Pierre Lenoir ... sound
Gérard Manneveau ... foley artist
Annick Rousset-Rouard ... sound editor

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André Pierdel ... special effects

Stunts

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Patrick Cauderlier ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Pierre Abraham ... electrician
Muriel Edelstein ... assistant camera
Jean-Pierre Fizet ... still photographer
Dominique Gentil ... assistant camera
Michel Gonckel ... gaffer
Jean Guérif ... grip
René Lhomme ... grip
Gilles Lienard ... gaffer
Jean-Paul Meurisse ... camera operator
Claude Sichère ... key grip

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Sylvette Baudrot ... script supervisor

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Gérald Molto ... administrator

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Le Père Noël est une ordure ! (France)
  • Santa Claus Is a Stinker (United States)
  • Santa Claus Is a Stinker (United Kingdom)
  • Karácsonyi kalamajka (Hungary)
  • Pai Natal: sarilhos (Portugal)
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  • 88 min
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Trivia Because of the offensive title, the RATP (Paris subway company) and Paris mayor's office refused to hire out billboards for the poster. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Dans la hotte du Père-Noël (2002). See more »
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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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