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Tandem (1987)

Michel Mortez is going to and fro France to compere a radio game he created 25 years ago. He is famous among the average Frenchmen. But he is also a poker. Rivetot, his assistant and ... See full summary »

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Patrice Leconte
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Jugnot ... Rivetot
Jean Rochefort ... Michel Marteau dit Michel Mortez
Sylvie Granotier Sylvie Granotier ... Bookseller
Julie Jézéquel Julie Jézéquel ... Waitress at Hotel de la Gare
Jean-Claude Dreyfus ... Adviser
Marie Pillet Marie Pillet ... Proprietress of Hotel du Commerce
Albert Delpy ... Driver red dog
Gabriel Gobin Gabriel Gobin ... Old barman
Jacques Rousselot Jacques Rousselot ... Monsieur Vaillant
Pierre-François Dumeniaud Pierre-François Dumeniaud ... Proprietor of Hotel du Commerce
Ged Marlon Ged Marlon ... Picknicker
Françoise Baut Françoise Baut ... Madame Meurisse
Eric Bérenger Eric Bérenger ... Reporter
Philippe Dormoy Philippe Dormoy ... Reporter at Hotel du Commerce
Maryline Even Maryline Even ... Waitress at Hotel des Grands Hommes
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Storyline

Michel Mortez is going to and fro France to compere a radio game he created 25 years ago. He is famous among the average Frenchmen. But he is also a poker. Rivetot, his assistant and technician, always goes with him. He is the only one to know what really lies under Mortez's appearance of playful don Juan. When the programme is condemned by the managers, Rivetot delays as long as possible the moment he will have to announce it to Mortez... Both malicious and tender, this bitter comedy also shows nostalgia. Written by Yepok

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 June 1987 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein unzertrennliches Gespann See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Second film for Jean Rochefort with director Patrice Leconte. In the first one Les vécés étaient fermés de l'intérieur (1976), human relations between the two were a catastrophe. No problem this time. See more »

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Featured in Fresh Bait (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Il mio rifugio
Music by François Bernheim
Lyrics by Riccardo Cocciante
Performed by Riccardo Cocciante
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A masterpiece !
22 October 1999 | by gtranSee all my reviews

Mortez (Rochefort) is a famous ageing radio game host who spend his life on the road, going from town to town for his show, with his younger sidekick Rivetot (Jugnot). The show is their whole life, until the radio station decides to cancel it... "Tandem" is a tragedy, a comedy, a road-movie and a tale in the same package. The background manages to be both hyperrealistic (it depicts a gloomy provincial life and is inspired by a real game show that still exists today) and fantastic (surreal events abound, like the mysterious red dog Rivetot keeps seeing). Rochefort is simply great as the charming but obsessive Mortez who will never surrender. Jugnot, as the subdued sidekick that has trouble living without his mentor, delivers a strong performance far from his usual slapstick roles. Both make a heartbreaking, unforgettable tandem and the movie is one of the masterpieces of the 80's.


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