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Garçon! (1983)

A middle-aged waiter has long harbored dreams of becoming a singer, and is also anxious to prove he's as virile as he was when he started pushing plates. He gets a chance to rev up his ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Sautet

Writers:

Claude Sautet (scenario), Jean-Loup Dabadie (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yves Montand ... Alex
Nicole Garcia ... Claire
Jacques Villeret ... Gilbert
Rosy Varte Rosy Varte ... Gloria
Dominique Laffin ... Coline
Marie Dubois ... Marie-Pierre
Bernard Fresson ... Francis
Annick Alane Annick Alane ... Jeannette, la femme d'un retraité grincheux
Marianne Comtell Marianne Comtell ... Mme Pierreux
Jenny Astruc Jenny Astruc ... Madame Paulin
Hubert Deschamps ... Armand
Georges Claisse Georges Claisse ... François
Henri Génès ... Sangali
Yves Robert ... Simon
Gérald Calderon Gérald Calderon ... Un client de la brasserie
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A middle-aged waiter has long harbored dreams of becoming a singer, and is also anxious to prove he's as virile as he was when he started pushing plates. He gets a chance to rev up his sexual energy and his musical skills when an old flame reenters his life after 17 years.

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Drama | Comedy | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 November 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Waiter! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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11 August 2002 | by taylor9885See all my reviews

This is the third and final collaboration between Yves Montand and Claude Sautet. Director and star had worked very well together in Cesar et Rosalie and Vincent, Paul...; here they are doing a less-interesting script with too many characters and too many plot developments.

Montand is, as ever, very watchable; here he is a waiter in a prestigious restaurant who is trying to get financing to open an amusement park. It's fascinating to see how, when he gets flustered, he allows his slinky dancer's body to become stiff and clumsy. Nicole Garcia is the love interest, here she looks more sphinx-like than usual--what's going on inside that elegant head?


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