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On a volé la cuisse de Jupiter (1980)

PG | | Comedy | July 1981 (USA)
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Antoine, a professor of Greek, and Lise, a police inspector, honeymoon in Greece. There they meet a young couple, Charles, an archaeologist, and Agnes, a dishy flirt. Charles unearths the ... See full summary »

Director:

Philippe de Broca

Writers:

Michel Audiard (dialogue), Jean-Paul Rouland (character) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Annie Girardot ... Lise Tanquerelle
Philippe Noiret ... Antoine Lemercier
Francis Perrin Francis Perrin ... Charles-Hubert Pochet
Catherine Alric Catherine Alric ... Agnès Pochet
Marc Dudicourt Marc Dudicourt ... Spiratos
Paulette Dubost ... La mère de Lise
Roger Carel ... Sacharias, le conservateur
Anna Gaylor Anna Gaylor ... La femme du touriste français
Gabriel Cattand Gabriel Cattand ... Le maire
Philippe Brizard Philippe Brizard ... Le touriste français
Nikos Tsachiridis ... Stéphano - le tueur d'Hermann Von Blankenberg
Nikos Dafnis Nikos Dafnis ... Aristote Serakis
Vasilis Kolovos ... L'inspecteur de police (as Vassilis Colovos)
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Storyline

Antoine, a professor of Greek, and Lise, a police inspector, honeymoon in Greece. There they meet a young couple, Charles, an archaeologist, and Agnes, a dishy flirt. Charles unearths the lovely buttocks of a classical statue and is determined to donate it to the Louvre. Agnes wants to sell it and gets a handsome local sailor to take it for an appraisal. When the sailor is murdered, the police suspect Charles and arrest Antoine as his accomplice. Lise swings into action, but before she can clear the men, Agnes springs them from jail, and now Lise must help them elude the police, find the real murderer, and recover the statue fragment. More art goes missing. What is the statue's secret? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jupiter's Thigh See more »

Filming Locations:

Kalabaka 422 00, Greece See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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When the three are jumping on the roofs they had usually to sweat because it is summer in Greece. But they didn't sweat. See more »

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Follows Dear Inspector (1977) See more »

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dumb as hell
16 July 2003 | by msultanSee all my reviews

I'm guessing that making this movie was a lot of fun, free trip to Greece and all, but the result is a typical genre of early Eighties French comedy that had previously put me off French cinema for over 10 years. Maybe we ought to give Broca credit for trying to deal with a serious topic (the black market of archeological antiquities) but the mixture of satire, slapstick, romance and police investigation is a total failure. Nice music and scenery though.


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