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Papy fait de la résistance (1983)

Bourdelle, a family of musicians, refuse to play for Germans during the war. They would like to liberate France using all possible means.

Director:

Jean-Marie Poiré

Writers:

Christian Clavier (based on an original story by), Martin Lamotte (based on an original story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Clavier ... Michel Taupin
Michel Galabru ... Jean-Robert Bourdelle
Roland Giraud ... Le général Herman Spontz
Gérard Jugnot ... Adolfo Ramirez
Martin Lamotte ... Guy-Hubert Bourdelle, dit Super-Résistant
Dominique Lavanant ... Bernadette Bourdelle
Jacqueline Maillan ... Héléna Bourdelle
Jacques Villeret ... Le maréchal Ludwig Von Apfelstrudel
Josiane Balasko ... La pharmacienne
Michel Blanc ... Le père Leboeuf
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Le joueur de tennis
Jean Carmet ... André Bourdelle
Bernard Giraudeau ... Un resistant arrêté
Thierry Lhermitte ... Le colonel SS
Jean Yanne ... Murat
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Bourdelle, a family of musicians, refuse to play for Germans during the war. They would like to liberate France using all possible means.

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Taglines:

Le film qui a coûté plus cher que le débarquement

Genres:

Comedy | Music | War

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | German

Release Date:

26 October 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gramps Is in the Resistance See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The tagline "Le film qui a coute plus cher que le debarquement" translates as "The movie that cost more than the D-Day Landings". The budget was 30 million francs. See more »


Soundtracks

Spirituals (Protest)
Morton Gould (as Morton Groult)
BELWIN MILS SER USA/BOIS PIERRE Edit.
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Best piece of self deprecating french humour ever!!!
4 May 2003 | by Olivier_werySee all my reviews

Why compare a movie that portrays the french resistance as "heroique" to one that actually prints a slightly different version of things. Both comedies yes! But PFDLR is hilarious in filming the antics of Superresistant (a good nick at the american superhero myth), the gay hairdresser son of a bourgeois family, who lives a double life a nazi nightmare tormentor! The whole set is so modern in the description of the class society, with the bourgeois (The bourdelle family, especially 'high class' hilarious Jacqueline Maillan), the middle class (Taupin the countryside teacher who moves up to Paris and will end up a minister), and of course the working class(Jealous collaborator Ramirez, former cleaner at the opera house, interpreted by the hilarious Gerard Gugnot). This is so cruel, funny and brilliantly acted by the best ever gathered troop of french comedians!!! JM Poire has not always done good taste and truly humorous movies, but this one stands out as Top of The Crop, in my opinion. All is cliche, I don't know if all the subtleties can really be well understood abroad, but the only people this film should offend are the french!!! It is utterly politically incorrect and self deprecating, which "la Grande Vadrouille" was certainly never meant to be!!! An all time top 5 funniest comedy in my personal top comedy list!


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