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The Exchange Student

G 1967 1h 35m Comedy List
Reviews 69% Audience Score 500+ Ratings The headmaster (Louis De Funès) of a French boarding school embarks on a madcap journey to find his wayward son, who ran off with an attractive English exchange student. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member -Les grandes vacances is a French-Italian comedy movie from 1967, directed by Jean Girault, written by Jean Girault, and starring by Louis de Funès. -Charles Bosquier is the dictatorial headmaster of a French school. One of his own sons miserably failed his exams, so he sends him to England as exchange student. Louis de Funès (French pronunciation:( lwi d? fy.nes ) hear; 31 July 1914 - 27 January 1983), born Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza, was a popular French actor of Spanish origin and one of the giants of French comedy alongside André Bourvil and Fernandel. His acting style is remembered for its high energy performance, wide range of facial expressions and engaging, snappy impatience and selfishness. A big part of his most famous work was in collaboration with director Jean Girault, and together, they wrote and directed the French classic L'avare (1980) in which he also starred. He was a household name in several countries of Europe (Czechoslovakia, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Romania and USSR in particular) for many years, yet remained almost unknown in the English-speaking world. He was seen only once in the United States in 1974 with the release of The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob, which was nominated for a Golden Globe. According to a 1968 poll he was France's favourite actor. Funès played over 130 roles in film and over 100 roles on stage. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member oh bah pas le meilleur De Funes :'( Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Il est toujours bon de regarder un classique avec Louis de Funes. Quand on le voit, on se dit que les comédies "populaire" de l'époque ont bien définitivement disparu du paysage français. Et pourtant, la comédie en France reste quand le même le cinéma qui génère le plus d'argent... Mais quand on le compare on se fait peur ! Jamais un RTT, Safari, le petit Nicolas ou les Chtis ne rivaliseront avec les films de l'époque. J'ai l'impression de parler comme un vieux con mais quand je vois l'énergie débordante, les dialogues et ces acteurs comiques qui portent le film a bout de bras je trouve ça quand même dommage que tout ça soit perdu... Pour en revenir aux "Grandes Vacances", même si il n'est pas un grand de Funes, il reste une sacré morceau de pelloche, sorte de road movie avant l'heure et à cent à l'heure ! On regrettera une dernière partie beaucoup moins drôle que la majeur partie du film et pourtant bien rythmé. Allez... De Groote Lulu (pour les connaisseurs). Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Un film classique pour un De Funes, mimiques en tout genre, et les acolytes habituels. Peu inventif au final, mais toujours rejouissant quand on n'a pas non plus envie de se prendre la tete.... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member mes classiques..... cela devrait être dans le programme de philo.... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member C'est pas "La Grande Vadrouille", mais quand même... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The headmaster (Louis De Funès) of a French boarding school embarks on a madcap journey to find his wayward son, who ran off with an attractive English exchange student.
Director
Jean Girault
Producer
Maurice Jacquin
Screenwriter
Jacques Vilfrid, Jean Girault
Production Co
Les Films Copernic, Ascot, Cineraid
Rating
G
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
French (France)
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 17, 2019
Runtime
1h 35m