Comedies involving Louis de Funès


   

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This section is for comedies involving Louis de Funès as an actor, director or writer. By default the movies are presented starting with those ranking highest on the laugh-o-meter, but you can also sort them by year, title or IMDB rating.

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Louis de Funès is said to have been born on Friday 31 July 1914 and to have died on Thursday 27 January 1983, at the age of 68 years, 5 months and 26 days.

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Louis de Funès was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 65 years old.
The Wing and the Thigh DVDThe Wing and the Thigh (L'Aile ou la Cuisse)
      1980 | France | Laughs: 9.5 (Laugh Out Loud) | imdb: 7.3
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Another subtitled comical treasure from the land of camembert. The aging owner of the prestigious Duchemin culinary guide uses all his cunning to foil the plans of a packaged food moghul. With two comic actors at their peak (Louis de Funès and Coluche), this movie makes you laugh without a hint of profanity. It was a real treat to discover this little gem 30 years after it came out. (Last viewed: October 2011)

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Louis de Funès was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 52 years old.
Les Grandes Vacances DVDThe Long Holiday (Les Grandes Vacances)
      1967 | France | Laughs: 7.2 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 6.6
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The stern owner of a private school sends his son to England so he'll improve his English over the Summer holiday, but the son sends a friend as a substitute and goes sailing with his gang. Meanwhile, the daughter of the English family arrives at the private school in France and causes a stir among the boys. Too much happens during this 85-minute movie to properly summarize the plot, which hovers between France, England and Scotland. It's funny, I laughed, and I'll watch it again with pleasure ten years from now. (Last viewed: September 2012)

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Louis de Funès was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 49 years old.
The Gendarme of Saint-Tropez DVDThe Policeman from Saint-Tropez (a.k.a The Gendarme of Saint-Tropez) (Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez)
      1964 | France | Laughs: 7.2 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 7.2
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The chief policeman of a village of Provence (a region in the South of France) is transfered to the "big city": Saint-Tropez, tourist mecca on the Riviera. There, he must confront nudists, art thieves and the boys who circle around his lovely daughter. Past a certain age, comedies often lose their power to make me laugh. This 1964 movie was a beautiful exception. (Last viewed: October 2011)

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Louis de Funès was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 50 years old.
Le Corniaud DVDThe Sucker (Le Corniaud)
      1965 | France | Laughs: 7.1 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 7.5
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An unsuspecting "nice guy" cannot believe his luck when a business man asks him to convey a brand new Cadillac from Naples to Bordeaux. Unaware that the car contains heroin, gold and contraband diamonds, our tourist does everything wrong, to the despair of the two crews of slumbags on his tail. This charming movie has aged surprisingly well. It made me smile throughout and gave me at least one good laugh. (Last viewed: October 2011)

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Louis de Funès was credited as writer and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 52 years old.
Oscar DVDOscar
      1967 | France | Laughs: 7.0 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 7.6
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A young man rings his employer's doorbell asking for a huge raise, then for the hand of his boss's daughter. A series of comical turnarounds follows. The first half-hour is very funny and could serve as textbook example for this particular flavor of French farce—in some ways it reminded me of The Dinner Game. The comedy does lose steam in the second half, but this is still a very satisfying movie overall. Recommended. (Last viewed: September 2012)

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Louis de Funès was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 53 years old.
The Gendarme Gets Married DVDThe Gendarme Gets Married (Le Gendarme se Marie)
      1968 | France | Laughs: 6.5 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 6.8
      wikipedia | who was involved?

In this sequel to The Policeman from Saint-Tropez, against the same backdrop of the French riviera, the gendarme and a high-society lady fall in love. When I find myself chuckling all by myself, that's a sign that a movie is funny. This cute movie might be as funny as the original—I'm not sure as I watched them one year apart. If you watch them back to back, let me know. (Last viewed: September 2012)

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Louis de Funès was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 58 years old.
The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob DVDThe Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob)
      1973 | France | Laughs: 6.2 (Watch Once) | imdb: 7.5
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French. Original, funny, but too much going on. Will leave you feeling tired. (Last viewed: July 2009)

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Louis de Funès was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 50 years old.
Gendarme in New York DVDThe Gendarme in New York (Le Gendarme à New York)
      1965 | France | Laughs: 5.5 (Watch Once) | imdb: 6.4
      wikipedia | who was involved?

This first sequel to The Gendarme of Saint-Tropez has its moments, and is nearly guaranteed to trigger a laugh or two. It's always fun to see the French poke fun at themselves, something that they somehow manage to do even better than all the other people who poke fun at the French. But the plot is just not very engaging, despite the honorable efforts of the two top actors, who do manage to keep you entertained. Definitely worth watching once, but I probably won't want to watch it again. (Last viewed: October 2011)

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Louis de Funès was credited as writer and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 51 years old.
The Big Restaurant DVDThe Big Restaurant (Le Grand Restaurant)
      1966 | France | Laughs: 3.2 (Light-Hearted) | imdb: 6.8
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The owner of a top Parisian restaurant gets embroiled in the kidnapping of a foreign head of State. The first ten minutes are pretty funny, but the rest of the movie has humor in first gear. Nevertheless, it's cute, though a bit long. The film's best feature may well be the scenes of Paris before the explosion of global retail turned it into a suburb of Chicago. The streets are almost empty—at the time Europe's population must have been about half what it is now. It's eerie. There's also a cute scene at the snow. It must have been sweet to be an adult in those years, though that would have meant living through the war. (Last viewed: September 2012)

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Louis de Funès was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 49 years old.
Rob the Bank DVDRob the Bank (Faites Sauter la Banque)
      1964 | France | Laughs: 3.2 (Light-Hearted) | imdb: 6.7
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Talked by the owner of the bank across the street into making a ruinous investment, the owner of a hunting shop enlists his wife, son and two daughters to dig a tunnel from their cellar to the bank's vault. Few black-and-white comedies from over fifty years ago are still pleasant to watch, I find, but this is one of them. This charming movie from another time probably won't make you laugh, but it may leave you with a smile. (Last viewed: September 2012)

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Louis de Funès was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 63 years old.
La Zizanie DVDLa Zizanie
      1978 | France | Laughs: 2.0 (Broken Comedies) | imdb: 6.4
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To fill a large order, an industrialist converts his house into a factory, leading to domestic trouble. I don't like noise, and this movie is very loud. Even without the noise, it's just not funny, apart from a few chuckles. (Last viewed: September 2012)

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Louis de Funès was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 53 years old.
The Little Bather DVDThe Little Bather (Le Petit Baigneur)
      1968 | France | Laughs: 1.2 (Broken Comedies) | imdb: 6.6
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Shortly after firing one of his engineers and ripping up the contract for a boat the man had designed, a boat builder learns that he made a big mistake: the said boat just won a prize, and 200 pieces have been ordered. This is one of these sadistic movies where you spend more time worrying about a poor guy who is anxious to get what he wants than enjoying the weak scenes that try but fail to be comical. The movie is also heavy on two of de Funès's weakest stock characters—the angry man and the greedy man. Burn the reels. (Last viewed: September 2012)

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