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French Fried Vacation (1978)

Les bronzés (original title)
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Holidaymakers arriving in a Club Med camp on the Ivory Coast are determined to forget their everyday problems and emotional disappointments. Games, competitions, outings, bathing and sunburn accompany a continual succession of casual affairs.

Director:

Patrice Leconte

Writers:

L' Equipe du Splendid (scenario), Josiane Balasko (as L'équipe du Splendid) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josiane Balasko ... Nathalie Morin
Luis Rego Luis Rego ... Bobo
Marie-Anne Chazel ... Gigi
Michel Blanc ... Jean-Claude Dusse
Martin Lamotte ... Miguel
Bruno Moynot Bruno Moynot ... Gilbert Sellman, homme au slip noir
Gérard Jugnot ... Bernard Morin
Michel Creton Michel Creton ... Bourseault
Thierry Lhermitte ... Popeye
Dominique Lavanant ... Christiane
Christian Clavier ... Docteur Jerome Tarere
Guy Laporte Guy Laporte ... Marcus, chef du village
Pascale Deneu Pascale Deneu
Marion Lanez Marion Lanez
Sylvie Obry Sylvie Obry
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Holidaymakers arriving in a Club Med camp on the Ivory Coast are determined to forget their everyday problems and emotional disappointments. Games, competitions, outings, bathing and sunburn accompany a continual succession of casual affairs. Written by Aline

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 November 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

French Fried Vacation See more »

Filming Locations:

Assouinde, Côte D'Ivoire

Company Credits

Production Co:

Trinacra Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

All of the main actors came from the same stand-up comedy group, Le Splendid. See more »

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Referenced in Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002) See more »

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Sea Sex and Sun
Written and Performed by Serge Gainsbourg
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A real French mythical comedy
1 April 2005 | by projecthelixSee all my reviews

This movie is a myth, a classic for the French young generation. If you meet a French girl or guy and try to make contact with him or her, you can be sure that a little quote from "Les Bronzés" will start a passionate conversation.

Nevertheless, you must have a very good knowledge of the French language because of all the jokes and puns; if it's not the case this movie may appear as a very "unfunny" comedy.

You must know that there's a sequel, "les Bronzés font du ski", which has had a great audience success (it's on French TV once a semester and I am not kidding) but which appears to be less funny (less puns). However, it seems to be even more mythical that the first opus.


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