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Ces messieurs de la famille (1968)

A chief executive officer makes a manful attempt to crack the commercial coconut (the American market that is)by trying to sell their products to the Yankees;one of their executives is to ... See full summary »

Director:

Raoul André
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francis Blanche ... Strumberger
Jean Poiret ... Bernard Le Gall
Michel Serrault ... Gabriel Pelletier
Jean Yanne ... Marco Broca
Darry Cowl ... Albert Pelletier
Anne Carrère Anne Carrère ... Simone
Anna Gaël ... Nicole
Rolande Kalis Rolande Kalis ... Wanda (as Rolande Ségur)
Bernadette Stern Bernadette Stern ... Le mannequin
Karyn Balm Karyn Balm ... Evelyne Broca (as Karyn Balme)
Sabine Sun ... Une prostituée au commissariat
Paul Demange ... Le clochard
Alain Bouvette Alain Bouvette ... Un agent de police
Raymond Jourdan Raymond Jourdan ... L'agent de police
Jean Hébey Jean Hébey ... Le directeur de Gabriel
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A chief executive officer makes a manful attempt to crack the commercial coconut (the American market that is)by trying to sell their products to the Yankees;one of their executives is to come to France to conclude a deal ;this man is a puritan ,who thinks that French way of life is contrary to accepted standards of good behavior. And unfortunately the chief executive officer asks Mister Peltier to entertain the American in his home ,where his brother-in-law's favorite pastime is womanizing;if it were not enough,his wife is mistaken for a prostitute , the maid is a Maoist ,the daughter wears suggestive miniskirts.. Written by dbdumonteil

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Shame and scandal in the family.
9 December 2019 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

With Raoul André,the French cinema plumbs the depth of mediocrity:his "Ces Messieurs De La famillle "is absolutely dreadful .The plot could have been a guilty pleasure ,but the gags are so repetitive and heavy-handed that the viewer feels sorry for the actors (Poiret et Serrault who had seen better days with Guitry and would see them again with Claude Chabrol).

A chief executive officer makes a manful attempt to crack the commercial coconut (the American market that is)by trying to sell their products to the Yankees;one of their executives is to come to France to conclude a deal ;this man is a puritan ,who thinks that French way of life is contrary to accepted standards of good behavior. And unfortunately the chief executive officer asks Mister Peltier to entertain the American in his home ,where his brother-in-law's favorite pastime is womanizing;and the rest of the family does not help :his wife is mistaken for a prostitute , the maid is a Maoist ,the daughter wears suggestive miniskirts,you name it....

A dreadful potpourri of overacting ,appalling lines ,a pathetic programme! The American never says a single word in English, and he's got a German accent (because his ancestors were Germans,we hear)! The maid sells propaganda papers about the little Red Book in front of her employer's firm,an employer who winds up in the police station every ten minutes !

Take to your heels!


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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 May 1968 (France) See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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