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The Wing or The Thigh? (1976)

L'aile ou la cuisse (original title)
Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and the publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast-food entrepreneur Tri-Catel to save the French art of cooking. After ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Zidi

Writers:

Claude Zidi (scenario and dialogue), Michel Fabre (collaboration)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Charles Duchemin
Coluche ... Gérard Duchemin
Ann Zacharias ... Marguerite #2 - la secrétaire intérimaire
Julien Guiomar ... Jacques Tricatel
Claude Gensac ... Marguerite #1 - la secrétaire de Duchemin
Georges Chamarat ... Le doyen des académiciens
Jean Martin ... Le médecin
Fernand Guiot ... Dubreuil - un collaborateur de Duchemin
Gérard Boucaron Gérard Boucaron ... Ficelle
Antoine Marin Antoine Marin ... Un collaborateur de Duchemin
Yves Afonso ... Le faux plombier
Raymond Bussières ... Henri - le chauffeur de Duchemin
Philippe Bouvard ... Philippe Bouvard - l'animateur du débat
Marcel Dalio ... Le tailleur de Duchemin (as Dalio)
Vittorio Caprioli ... Vittorio - le patron d'un restaurant
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Storyline

Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and the publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast-food entrepreneur Tri-Catel to save the French art of cooking. After having agreed to appear on a talk show to show his skills in naming food and wine by taste, he is confronted with two disasters: his son wants to become a clown rather than a restaurant tester and he, the famous Charles Duchemin, has lost his taste. Written by Robert Zeithammel <zeit@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de>

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 October 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kridýlko nebo stehýnko See more »

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Budget:

FRF23,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Claude Zidi, the character Tricatel was inspired by Jacques Borel, a French industrialist who in the 1960s had the concession for roadhouses at French highways. See more »

Goofs

When the two Duchemins have infiltrated Tricatel's factory and the shovel from the crane goes back up in the air, you can hear the motor sound of the crane as if they stood right beside it. However, the crane stands way outside the factory. See more »

Quotes

Charles Duchemin: Call an Ambulance!
Marguerite #1: But my leg is broken!
Charles Duchemin: Good thinking call an employment agency i'l have to replace you
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Connections

Referenced in Fort Boyard: toujours plus fort!: Episode #1.2 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Ile flottante
Composed by Vladimir Cosma
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Louis de Funes
6 May 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

one of comedies who reminds, again, the splendid art of de Funes. a art who is not defined by gags or small angry man but for the science to collaborate with the partner. Coluche does a great work as part of couple with Louis de Funes and that is the key of the charming situations and fine humor. Julien Guiomar does the perfect portrait of the enemy of mister Duchemin. and the hilarious situations are the ideal package for the illustration of conflict between tradition and new technology. a film about food and about joy of life. memorable scenes and great challenges to food industry from our days. that detail does it great. and, sure, the talent of a great actor who creates not exactly characters but universes.


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