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Ça n'arrive qu'à moi (1985)

François Pépin ,about to commit suicide by drowning,tells us about his life :always down on his luck..

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Francis Perrin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francis Perrin Francis Perrin ... François Pépin
Véronique Genest ... Prudence
François Perrot ... Batala
Roland Blanche Roland Blanche ... Le facteur
Tony Librizzi Tony Librizzi ... Un acolyte
Eloïse Beaune Eloïse Beaune ... L'hôtesse
Maurice Jacquemont Maurice Jacquemont ... Le curé
Claudine Delvaux Claudine Delvaux ... La patronne du bistrot
Hans Meyer ... Le responsable de la station Malabar
Murielle Ramoz Murielle Ramoz ... Une invitée
Antoine Bessis Antoine Bessis ... François, enfant
Frédéric Mestre Frédéric Mestre ... Jimmy
Christiane Minazzoli Christiane Minazzoli ... Mme Guilledou
Bernard Blier ... M. Guilledou
Jean Amos Jean Amos ... Le réceptionniste
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François Pépin (his surname means "snag"),about to commit suicide by drowning,tells us about his life :always down on his luck,born on the 29th of February (so only a birthday every four years),and a washout professionally. The unlucky naive young man meets a girl from a (very) good background ,in a police station. The rich young kid's daddy is victim of an awful blackmail:he'll die if he does not fork out lots of dollars. Written by dbdumonteil

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Pinball wizard
19 August 2016 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The beginning promised a good comedy : François Pépin (his surname means "snag"),about to commit suicide by drowning,tells us about his life :always down on his luck,born on the 29th of February (so only a birthday every four years),and a washout professionally;we feel Sacha Guitry's influence ,this director who often would speak to his audience at the beginning of his movies.There the comparison ends.

While there's an occasional good line,the screenplay is predictable,derivative,full of egregious gags;the director/screenwriter even copies himself: like in his earlier "Tete A Claques" an unlucky naive young man meets a girl from a (very) good background ,in a police station!

The rich young kid's daddy (Bernard Bier ,badly directed,who outrageously overplays) is victim of an awful blackmail:he'll die if he does not fork out lots of dollars.The film is mainly an interminable chase ,with an awful spoof on " apocalypse now" ,complete with Wagner music,helicopters and Blier aping Robert Duvall.

"That's only ever happens to me!" (that's the title means):make sure its viewing won't happen to you!


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France

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French

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31 January 1985 (France) See more »

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Films A2, Sara Films See more »
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