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Joyeuses Pâques (1984)

Industrial tycoon Stéphane Margelle is an incorrigible lady's man. Caught by his wife Sophie in company of a charming young lady, Julie, he rushes to introduce the young woman as his ... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Lautner

Writer:

Jean Poiret (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Stephane Margelle
Sophie Marceau ... Julie
Marie Laforêt ... Sophie Margelle
Rosy Varte Rosy Varte ... Marlène Chataigneau, la mère de Julie
Michel Beaune ... Rousseau
Marie-Christine Descouard Marie-Christine Descouard ... Melle Fleury
Gérard Hernandez Gérard Hernandez ... Le serveur du restaurant indien
Elisabeth Kolhammar Elisabeth Kolhammar ... Marguerite, la bonne
Flora Alberti Flora Alberti
Marc Lamole Marc Lamole ... Le médecin
Maurice Auzel Maurice Auzel ... Le chauffeur de taxi myope
Laura Ballard Laura Ballard ... Le belle nageuse
Charly Bertoni Charly Bertoni ... L'interne de l'hôpital (as Charles Bertoni)
Christian Bianchi Christian Bianchi
Gérard Camp Gérard Camp ... M. Delarue, un invité
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Storyline

Industrial tycoon Stéphane Margelle is an incorrigible lady's man. Caught by his wife Sophie in company of a charming young lady, Julie, he rushes to introduce the young woman as his daughter from a previous marriage. Sophie is not taken in but nonetheless decides to play him at his own game. And Stéphane gets trapped in his web of lies. Written by dee

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 April 1985 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

De bedrieger See more »

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Cerito Films, Sara Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

8th highest grossing movie of its year in France. See more »

Connections

References Fort Saganne (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Like a bird in the wind
(uncredited)
Written by Philippe Sarde
Performed by Bob Martin
Conducted by Hubert Rostaing
(from La dernière femme (1976))
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One of Bebel's top 3 movies
4 January 2012 | by karelf-257-622132See all my reviews

This movie is a comedy classic, which I've loved since I was kid. I remember going to the cinema and then waiting every year to watch this on television (before VHS/DVD was available). The plot is perfect, the dialogs are sharp and brilliant, and the movie is funny right from the beginning to the end. No matter there are shots plainly to show Bebel's commitment for doing stunts on his own, which are not related directly to the movie. Bebel is at his best shape (gestures, overacting in specific moments), Sophie in her teenage is both talented and bloody gorgeous and the overall result is mood improvement by 100 % every time I watch it. I do of course understand not everyone must necessarily like this movie (German audience perhaps :), but I totally share the enthusiasm of Hungarian colleagues. This movie belongs to my top 3 Bebel's movies together with L'animal and Le magnifique.


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