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Lucky Punch (1996)

In the nineteenth century, as new regulations have just been applied to fist fighting and people have begun to bet on boxing events. Abel Ginoux is a traveling boxing exhibitor. Assisted by... See full summary »

Director:

Dominique Ladoge
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Complete credited cast:
Karl Makinen ... Passe-Partout
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Zipolino
Cécile Bois ... Camille Zecca
Andréa Ferréol ... Georgette
Hélène Vincent ... Joséphine
Alexandra Vandernoot ... Alexandra
Richard Bohringer ... Abel Ginoux
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simeon Alexiev Simeon Alexiev ... Bit part
Astor Astor ... Bit part
Vasil Atzev Vasil Atzev ... Bit part
André Badin André Badin ... L'aubergiste de la "Tourterelle"
Ivan Balsamadzhiev Ivan Balsamadzhiev ... Bit part
Peter Batchvarov Peter Batchvarov ... Bit part
Maurice Bazoche Maurice Bazoche ... Le chef de meute
Luce Bekistan Luce Bekistan ... Colette
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In the nineteenth century, as new regulations have just been applied to fist fighting and people have begun to bet on boxing events. Abel Ginoux is a traveling boxing exhibitor. Assisted by "Doctor" Zipolino, he offers a high reward to any spectator who will beat one of his two boxing strongmen, which never happens. As a result, challengers are harder and harder to find and Ginoux decides to go in search of a robust woodcutter, who would manage to win fights against his two boxers. In the Alps, he discovers Passe Partout, a regular wonder boy ... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 July 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Le montreur de boxe See more »

Filming Locations:

Pleven, Bulgaria See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color
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Visa d'exploitation en France: #84719. See more »

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Mattinata
Composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Sung by Enrico Caruso
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In his anger and in his shame .......I'm not leaving!
16 November 2014 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

When it was theatrically released ,"Lucky punch" was called "Le Montreur De Boxe" (the traveling boxing exhibitor);the new title is not irrelevant,since it essentially deals with bets on boxing events.

The ninetieth century comes to an end :people have begun to bet on boxing events and a new invention fascinates the crowds :the Cinematograph (one can catch glimpses of the Lumière Bros' "Le Repas De Bébé").So the exhibitor (Richard Bohringer) forms a partnership with the projectionists ;his champion is a clueless sturdy lumberjack . The Young man,as loyal as he is naive,does not want to compete in fixed fights;besides,he is in love with a sweet girlie .

The most moving scene is not,however,the boxer ,crying in his anger in his shame , when he sees his tears are filmed by his squeeze.The best ,IMHO,are to be found at the beginning and at the end of the movie: two pagan funerals by torchlight,in the dark woods.

The movie is so so ,saved by Bohringer ,the best good-and-bad guy of the French cinema.


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