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How to Make Good When One Is a Jerk and a Crybaby (1974)

Comment réussir... quand on est con et pleurnichard (original title)

Director:

Michel Audiard

Writers:

Fred Kassak (original idea), Jean-Marie Poiré (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Carmet ... Antoine Robineau
Stéphane Audran ... Cécile Malempin
Jane Birkin ... Jane
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Gérard Malempin
Jean Rochefort ... Foisnard
Evelyne Buyle Evelyne Buyle ... Marie-Josée
John Arkan John Arkan
Féodor Atkine ... Le mime du cabaret (as Féodor Atkin)
Laurence Badie Laurence Badie ... Une employée de l'hôtel
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... Le chasseur PLM
Jacques Canselier Jacques Canselier ... Le surveillant TV PLM
Ermanno Casanova Ermanno Casanova
Robert Dalban ... Léonce, le patron du bistrot
Jacqueline Doyen Jacqueline Doyen ... Mme Léonce
Jean-Claude Dreyfus ... Le transformiste du cabaret
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 June 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Make Good When One Is a Jerk and a Crybaby See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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if not for the pictures, at least for the words
22 January 2005 | by EvivOgazSee all my reviews

Do you have to be French-speaking to love this movie ? I would guess so judging by the average mark on IMDb. How can it be so amazingly low? This is a gem among French comedies of the 70's. The man behind the camera is (rightly) worshiped as the best French dialog writer. Although this film makes nothing to have him worshiped for directing as well, his art of dialogs is at the top here, and is wonderfully supported by a cast of comedians who were too often restricted to supporting roles. The movie draws an ironic picture of flawed artists living in poor conditions. Eventually one is meeting a rich lady and he suddenly climbs the social ladder. The movie is somewhat reminiscent of fierce Italian comedies of the 60's and early 70's.


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