Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. He likes to mix every-day character he can met in his book. In his book, he is Bob Saint Clar, his neighbour Christine appears as Tatiana and ...
See full summary »
Victor Vautier is incorrigible: he's in constant motion, working several cons at once, using different names and changing disguises. He's charming and outrageous, incapable of uttering a ... See full summary »
L'Alpagueur is a free-lance spy from the French secret agency. He's put on the investigation about L'epervier, a serial-killer who employs young boys to help him robbing banks before ... See full summary »
Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly ... See full summary »
Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. He likes to mix every-day character he can met in his book. In his book, he is Bob Saint Clar, his neighbour Christine appears as Tatiana and his editor Georges Charon as Colonel Karpoff. Written by
Jean-Yves Simon <email@example.com>
No screenwriter is listed in the credits of the movie whose original script was in fact written by Francis Veber. In the DVD commentary, director Philippe de Broca explains that he thought that the character of Christine needed to be fleshed out. Veber disagreed and eventually director Jean-Paul Rappeneau was called to settle the question. Rappeneau agreed with de Broca and both of them rewrote part of Veber's script. Veber made strong reservations about the rewrite, and after seeing the finished movie, asked that his name be removed from the credits. See more »
In Tatiana's bungalow, Bob Sinclar watches a movie screen displaying the shark attack of the opening scene. The cigarette smoke disappears behind the screen, showing that the film with the shark was added after the scene was shot. See more »
Ussualy spy comedies are boring to me. James Bond was spoofed so many times, that it's not funny anymore (Get Smart (tv series) and Austin Powers is an exception). This movie would be also just another spy comedy, but some things make this movie different from other and even original. The plot is not usual to spy comedies. Actually there were two stories told in this movie - one about a poor writer, another is about a spy, who is a main character of the poor writers book. Both of them are played by Jean-Paul Belmondo, who was just brilliant in this movie. I liked his mimics of the face when he played Bob Saint-Clair (a spy). He played Bob Saint-Clair with some sort of irony and it was hilarious. Most of the jokes in this movie were slap-stick jokes, it looked weird sometimes, but that's probably what made this movie so funny.
9 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?