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Le grand restaurant, Movie, 1966 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • The Big Restaurant
  • Chi ha rubato il presidente ? (Italy)

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ProwlerX US

2006-09-16 19:01

Any car chases?

antp BE

2006-09-16 20:19

Yes: with the Triumph, 404, DS, and maybe the Bel Air and the Simca... I do not remember exactly.

Andre Malraux

2012-02-02 21:08

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Andre Malraux

2012-02-02 21:09

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ingo DE

2012-02-04 01:08

This legendary scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmc4XAHs_Wc&feature=related appears in the West German dubbing, but in the DDR-version it was cutted out.

Andre Malraux

2012-02-04 15:20

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Andre Malraux

2012-02-04 15:40

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Andre Malraux

2012-02-04 17:18

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2012-02-04 17:32

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DidierF FR

2015-08-10 01:14

I remember this movie as having thirty first minutes of pure genius — Louis de Funès and his restaurant crew at work then at training. One of the greatest continuous moment of smiles and laughters I ever saw. (And no, the "Hitler scene" doesn't qualify for best moment of the sequence, for me.)

Was the movie in colour or do we have only a later colorized version? … "Eastmancolor" since the beginning, says IMDb. Wel then.

It was directed by Jacques Besnard but since De Funès was co-scenarist, we can for sure imagine that these first 30 minutes were his own creation.

chicomarx BE

2015-08-10 01:51

La Grande Vadrouille is still better, no?

DidierF FR

2015-08-10 02:24

The problem with Le grand restaurant (for me) is that, after those absolutely crazy 30 minutes, the movie sinks in an un-funny and looong spy/crime-spoof (and when I say "spoof", I'm maybe beyond: it's rather serious).

La grande vadrouille (a movie I have not seen for decades) is, in my memory, less intensely funny but holds the distance. So, yes, you could be right, chico.

sixcyl FR

2015-08-10 17:38

I agree with Didier, the film worth only seeing during the first 30mn, and the greatest scene is the training dance ending in a crazy cossack ballet, irresistibly funny!

This music is the theme music of the radio broadcast "On ne parle pas la bouche pleine" of Alain Kruger on France Culture, every day from 12h00 to 12h30 for summer programm (otherwise each saturday). A programm about gastronomy and the world through gastronomy. I often listen to it.


sixcyl FR

2015-08-10 22:40

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Maria-Rosa Rodriguez
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Dual LP player
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Some 1[*] vehicles:

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ACMA Vespa 400 passing the crossroad.

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Autobianchi Bianchina Panoramica on the right.

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Citroên P55 on the left (white roof) and a grey Berliet GLA between the Unic and the Mercedes-Benz.

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Unknown sedan and pickup in the row on the right.

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From left to right beside the 404:
Unknown BMA's [ADO16], Panhard PL17 and Ford Taunus 17M [P3]

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Chausson APU53 in the background.

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Citroën 2CV A/AZ 1954+

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Citroën Ami 6 on the right of each thumbnail.

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Fiat 600 and Renaut R4L on the left.

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Fiat 1100 Grand-Vue on the left.

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Fiat 1300/1500 on the left.

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Ford Taunus 17M/20M [P5] on the left.

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Ford Taunus 17M [P3] in the background left.

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Unknown van lorry, Peugeot 403 Camionnette Bâchée on the left, Renault Dauphine on the right followed by a Peugeot 403.

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MG 1100 on the right.

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Panhard 24CT on the right.

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Forground to background in the row:
Peugeot 403, Citroën DS19 Pallas, Renault 4CV (or Panhard Dyna X?), Renault Ondine, Simca P60 Elysée/Montlhéry, ... and a Velam Isetta behind 3 unidentified cars.

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Renault R4L 1963+ on the left.

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Renault Dauphine.

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Renault Estafette 800 Fourgon surélevé on the left.

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Renault Estafette Fourgon on the right.

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Renault Floride Cabriolet on the right.

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Renault 2,5T Galion in the background.

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Renault 1400Kg Goélette in the background.

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Renault Dauphinoise Fourgonnette 300Kg in PTT-La Poste livery on the right.

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Renault Ondine on the left.

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Renault 2,5T Carrier in the background.

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Simca 1000 on the right (White) and passing the crossroad (green).

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2x Simca 1300 (white) on the left and a Red on the right.

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Simca 1300/1500 Break.

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Simca 1500.

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First on the left, a Simca Aronde P60 Etoile Six. On the right in the second thumbnail.

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Blue/Red Unic in the background.

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US sedan on the left.

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Volkswagen 1200.

-- Last edit: 2015-08-10 23:40:26

dsl SX

2015-08-10 23:01

sixcyl wrote [Image: bmcaa.jpg]
From left to right beside the 404: Unknown BMA's [ADO16]....

BMC..... MG 1100 Mk1. Seems MG 1100 was popular in F (or at least Paris) as we have a fair few of them.

CougarTim US

2015-08-11 02:45

"US sedan on the left" looks like 1956 Pontiac.

electra225 IT

2015-08-11 06:23

CougarTim wrote "US sedan on the left" looks like 1956 Pontiac.

Sorry but I have got the doubt it is the same '57 Chevy used in many parts of the film.

sixcyl FR

2015-08-11 10:13

We're talking about the car parked on the left, not the Chevy passing on the road.

electra225 IT

2015-08-13 23:11

sixcyl wrote We're talking about the car parked on the left, not the Chevy passing on the road.

I think that both are same '57 Chevys and in the very same silver colour.

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