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Papy fait de la résistance (1983)

Bourdelle, a family of musicians, refuse to play for Germans during the war. They would like to liberate France using all possible means.


Jean-Marie Poiré


Christian Clavier (based on an original story by), Martin Lamotte (based on an original story by) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Clavier ... Michel Taupin
Michel Galabru ... Jean-Robert Bourdelle
Roland Giraud ... Le général Herman Spontz
Gérard Jugnot ... Adolfo Ramirez
Martin Lamotte ... Guy-Hubert Bourdelle, dit Super-Résistant
Dominique Lavanant ... Bernadette Bourdelle
Jacqueline Maillan ... Héléna Bourdelle
Jacques Villeret ... Le maréchal Ludwig Von Apfelstrudel
Josiane Balasko ... La pharmacienne
Michel Blanc ... Le père Leboeuf
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Le joueur de tennis
Jean Carmet ... André Bourdelle
Bernard Giraudeau ... Un resistant arrêté
Thierry Lhermitte ... Le colonel SS
Jean Yanne ... Murat


Bourdelle, a family of musicians, refuse to play for Germans during the war. They would like to liberate France using all possible means.

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Comedy | Music | War

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Did You Know?


Louis de Funès was intended to play the role of Papy in the movie but he died before filming commenced. A dedication was given to him at the beginning of the movie : "A Louis de Funès...". But according to the documentary Des Bronzés au Père Noël, la folle histoire du Splendid (2014), he was intended to play the role of Maréchal Ludwig Von Apfelstrudel. See more »


Spoofs Les dossiers de l'écran (1967) See more »


Mademoiselle Swing
Music by Raymond Legrand
Lyrics by Louis Poterat
Performed by Irène de Trebert
Disque PATHE MARCONI-EMI Ref. 2C 134 15368/9
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A Great moment of pleasure
22 June 2001 | by gwendorSee all my reviews

This was one of the best comedy i saw in France. The plot itself is not really new but the development is quite funny. "Super Résistant" is the new Batman and the end of the movie, which is about a very well known show in France (Les Dossiers de l'Ecran) was funny enough to let most of the people who saw the film for the first time on TV really amazed. The German accent, be it real or not, is just for the fun, playing with words and giving lot of crucial sentences to remember to joke on german among friends. In any way, this movie is not to be compared with "La Grande Vadrouille" unless you want to compare movies together only because they are based in same timeline.

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Release Date:

26 October 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gramps Is in the Resistance See more »

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2.35 : 1
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