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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rivetot
... Michel Marteau dit Michel Mortez
Sylvie Granotier ... Bookseller
Julie Jézéquel ... Waitress at Hotel de la Gare
... Adviser
Marie Pillet ... Proprietress of Hotel du Commerce
... Driver red dog
Gabriel Gobin ... Old barman
Jacques Rousselot ... Monsieur Vaillant
Pierre-François Dumeniaud ... Proprietor of Hotel du Commerce
Ged Marlon ... Picknicker
Françoise Baut ... Madame Meurisse
Eric Bérenger ... Reporter
Philippe Dormoy ... Reporter at Hotel du Commerce
Maryline Even ... Waitress at Hotel des Grands Hommes
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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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17 June 1987 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Ein unzertrennliches Gespann  »

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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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References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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Il mio rifugio
Music by François Bernheim
Lyrics by Riccardo Cocciante
Performed by Riccardo Cocciante
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La vache !
30 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Another great movie from Patrice Leconte. About whom we fans of his can say,

like Michel Mortez, that it's been twenty--what am I saying?--twenty-five years that he's been making fine movies. And while Jean Rochefort's Mortez, with his airs of a "grand seigneur" is a fine character, I was more entranced by Jugnot's Rivetot, the wonderfully human Sancho Panza to Mortez's Don Quixote.

Leconte is an unusual writer and director: supremely intelligent, witty, cool, mature, he nonetheless has the ability to write roles for an actor like Jugnot, who seems at heart, and in the most endearing way, still to be a child. I don't know how Leconte manages this feat. All I can do is marvel.


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