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Delusions of Grandeur (1971)

La folie des grandeurs (original title)
In the 17th century Spain, Minister of Finance tries to dishonour the queen. But his plan is too much intricate.

Director:

Gérard Oury
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Don Salluste de Bazan
Yves Montand ... Blaze
Alice Sapritch ... Dona Juana
Karin Schubert ... La Reine
Alberto de Mendoza ... Le Roi
Don Jaime de Mora y Aragón ... Un Grand d'Espagne
Eduardo Fajardo ... Un Grand d'Espagne
Antonio Pica ... Un Grand d'Espagne
Joaquín Solís Joaquín Solís ... Un Grand d'Espagne (as Joachim Solis)
Venantino Venantini ... Del Basto
Gabriele Tinti ... Don Cesar
Paul Préboist ... Le muet
Sal Borgese ... Le borgne (as Salvatore Borgese)
Astrid Frank
Robert Le Béal Robert Le Béal ... (as Robert Le Beal)
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Storyline

Don Salluste, a petty tyrant in his own home and minister of the King of Spain, falls from grace. Wanting revenge, he tries to compromize the Queen with his valet Blaze, introduced as his cousin. But poor Blaze gets stuck with a rather repulsive duenna, who is madly in love with him and very keen on getting her way. This wild comedy takes off at a dashing pace set by the De Funes, Montand and Sapritch trio. Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

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Country:

France | Spain | Italy | West Germany

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

13 December 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Delusions of Grandeur See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The costumes are partly inspired by the painting Las Meninas by Diego Velasquez. See more »

Connections

Featured in Evasion fiscale: Le hold-up du siècle (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Flamenco Blaze
Written and Performed by Michel Polnareff
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The most enjoyable and funniest French comedy of all time
29 January 2002 | by chris12345678See all my reviews

A great performance from France's Charlie Chaplin - Luis de Funes. This movie is about a money-loving ruthless tax collector in the renaissance Spain, who loses his job and is determined to get it back. One of de Funes' best acts, and a very good job by Yves Montand as his servant. If you don't die laughing while watching this film you may safely assume that you don't have a sense of humor.


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