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Plot: Hapless orchestra player becomes an unwitting pawn of rival factions within the French secret service after he is chosen as a decoy by being identified as a super secret agent.
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Classic French comedy with brilliant timing
Pierre Richard at his best. The movie has both verbal and slapstick comedy scenes which are some of his best. Mireille Darc when she turns her back to hapless Pierre. The dead bodies everywhere (including the refrigerator). A great comedy if you can understand the French.
Now finally available in a collected set of DVDs
“Coffret Le Grand blond – 2 DVD Le Grand blond avec une chaussure noire – Le Retour du grand blond De Yves Robert Avec Pierre Richard, Jean Rochefort, Mireille Darc DVD Zone 2 – Pal. 2 volumes”
But for the English speakers – you may have to check out the Web to find some subtitles – product available from www.FNAC.com in France.
To make disparaging comparisons between this and the Hollywood remake would seem obvious
But there’s a reason why “obvious” gets to be so… well obvious.
Despite the fact that the print I saw of this had colour so mucky I would’ve been better off watching on a black and white TV set and that it was the dubbed version and not the original French version it is still better by far than the Hollywood remake in the 1980s.
First off the director of this has a sense of timing which goes a long way. Scenes like the opening interrogation using a lie detector move fast and with a Spartan minimum of activity.
More importantly is the fantastic art direction and the score by Zamfir (master of the pan flute). The hero’s apartment could’ve easily graced the pages of Progressive Architecture. Especially his bathroom – no really. Only ‘The Prisoner’ made better use of art direction.
Even the dubbed dialog retains a level of precision with lines like “I didn’t see you behind me” “Ah, but I’m already ahead of you…”. They could’ve gotten a better voice-over for Maurice, but at least the sound effect for the guns was an inspired choice.
Some things like the bagpipe-as-a-snake scene don’t work so well (at least outside of France) but they’re a minor annoyance. Most of the comedy set pieces are inspired genius worthy of Chaplin, Keaton or (Harold) Lloyd.
By all means see this movie – and make sure to see it before you subject yourself to the American remake.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (USA), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (France)
Genre Comedy, Mystery
Director Yves Robert
Writer Yves Robert, Francis Veber
Actors Pierre Richard, Bernard Blier, Jean Rochefort
Awards 3 wins & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1, 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm