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Papy fait de la résistance (1983)

Bourdelle, a family of musicians, refuse to play for Germans during the war. They would like to liberate France using all possible means.

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Jean-Marie Poiré

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Christian Clavier (based on an original story by), Martin Lamotte (based on an original story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Clavier ... Michel Taupin
Michel Galabru ... Jean-Robert Bourdelle
Roland Giraud ... Le général Herman Spontz
Gérard Jugnot ... Adolfo Ramirez
Martin Lamotte ... Guy-Hubert Bourdelle, dit Super-Résistant
Dominique Lavanant ... Bernadette Bourdelle
Jacqueline Maillan ... Héléna Bourdelle
Jacques Villeret ... Le maréchal Ludwig Von Apfelstrudel
Josiane Balasko ... La pharmacienne
Michel Blanc ... Le père Leboeuf
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Le joueur de tennis
Jean Carmet ... André Bourdelle
Bernard Giraudeau ... Un resistant arrêté
Thierry Lhermitte ... Le colonel SS
Jean Yanne ... Murat
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Bourdelle, a family of musicians, refuse to play for Germans during the war. They would like to liberate France using all possible means.

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Genres:

Comedy | Music | War

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | German

Release Date:

26 October 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gramps Is in the Resistance See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Louis de Funès was intended to play the role of Papy in the movie but he died before filming commenced. A dedication was given to him at the beginning of the movie : "A Louis de Funès...". But according to the documentary Des Bronzés au Père Noël, la folle histoire du Splendid (2014), he was intended to play the role of Maréchal Ludwig Von Apfelstrudel. See more »

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Referenced in Loufok'n'roll attitude à Belgrade (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Mademoiselle Swing
Music by Raymond Legrand
Lyrics by Louis Poterat
Performed by Irène de Trebert
Edition SALABERT
Disque PATHE MARCONI-EMI Ref. 2C 134 15368/9
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Very funny!...Too bad they don't make any movies like that anymore!
17 August 2004 | by biosthetiqueSee all my reviews

The French haven't made a lot of funny movies about the dark period of the Nazi occupation of France. "La Grande Vadrouille" "untranslatable", more recently "Bon Voyage" "Pleasant Journey" and "Papy fait de la Resistance" "Grand daddy is a freedom fighter". This movie was made with the cast of the "Splendid", same cast which was used also to realize "Le Pere Noel est une Ordure" "Santa Claus is a Bastard". If you have seen "Santa Claus..." you are certainly already smiling thinking about how funny must be "Papy....". I was born and raised in France and my parents lived their youth during the occupation of France. They laugh even more than I did when they saw that movie. It is funny, sarcastic, irrelevancies for the French and the German. It is a gigantic joke that turned a sad part of French history into something really funny, laughable, and relaxing. Only the French can make fun of themselves in a laughable way, because they know what they are laughing about. The film is constantly making reference to little details that only the French could know. So if you don't know the French culture or history of France and are planning to see that movie, you will certainly enjoy it but will be missing half of it's content. If you know the French culture and French history, you are up for rolling and twisting on the floor laughing your a... off. A great moment of French Cinematography!...


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