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Laughter and Punishment (2003)

Rire et châtiment (original title)
Vincent Roméro is an osteopath who makes a point of being funny every minute he is awake. In fact it is his way to remain the center of attention. His antics wind up irritating his wife ... See full summary »

Director:

Isabelle Doval
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Garcia ... Vincent Roméro
Isabelle Doval Isabelle Doval ... Camille Sétine
Laurent Lucas ... Jacques
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Le prof de secourisme
Véronique Picciotto Véronique Picciotto ... Catherine
Philippe Uchan Philippe Uchan ... Pierre
Judith El Zein ... Agnès
Marie Mergey Marie Mergey ... Madame Bourdier
Renaud Rutten Renaud Rutten ... Chauffeur de taxi
Alain Bouzigues ... Le dragueur dans la rue
Valérie Benguigui Valérie Benguigui ... Audrey
Jean-Marie Lamour Jean-Marie Lamour ... Mickäel
Bénédicte Charpiat Bénédicte Charpiat ... Jeune femme
François Berland François Berland ... Barman bar billard
Delphine Bibet Delphine Bibet ... Libraire russe
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Storyline

Vincent Roméro is an osteopath who makes a point of being funny every minute he is awake. In fact it is his way to remain the center of attention. His antics wind up irritating his wife Camille, a geriatric doctor, to such an extent that she leaves him one day. At first Vincent is so persuaded his many qualities are hard to beat that he can't doubt she will soon come back. But as she doesn't, he starts questioning himself. All the more as he realizes, to his dismay, that each time he clowns the people around him start dying of laughter...literally that is! Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Russian

Release Date:

22 January 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Halálosan vicces See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,350,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,325,857
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Color
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Goofs

When the Russian waiter speaks to Vincent in Russian, what he says is subtitled as "Do you have Slavic origins?", while it really means "Do you have Orthodoxal origins", which is clearly not what it was intended to be. See more »

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Film that you must see.
13 February 2016 | by bobstamSee all my reviews

Fantastic performance by Jose Garcia. His grace and charm, and especially sense of humor, gave this piece of art another dimension. Isabelle Doval was brilliant as actor but shows brilliance as director as well. The jokes are so funny but not vulgar. On of the best love story i have ever seen. There are lots of stuff you can learn from this movie. I think that it is way underrated on Internet Movie Database. All characters are well played, and i can not think of one bad thing in this movie. One of the best movies I've seen. This Comedy will make you laugh as never before. Everything is right in this movie. I shall not reveal anything, just watch and thank me later.


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