François Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. He likes to mix every-day character he can met in his book. In his book, he is Bob Saint Clar, his neighbour Christine appears as Tatiana and his editor Georges Charon as Colonel Karpoff.
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This is one fun and badass film about the creative process and how we yearn for the fantasy but can't help inject our reality into our fantasy world. Jean Paul Belmondo is pure comic genius in this incredible gem and Jacqueline Bisset is a grand beauty to behold and pretty damn funny herself. Pure comic gold with an arthouse twist.
Dr. BELMONDO & M. BEBEL et la belle BISSET sur la piste de 007 et du diamant de l'arche perdue. === Dr. BELMONDO, &Mr. BEBEL as well as beautiful BISSET on the 007 track romancing the stone of the lost ark.
A nice trip into the mind of the white, male petit-burgeoisie in all it's machophantasy. I really liked the hyperactive exhileration behind any 'credibility' (yeah I know, but I can't think of a better word right now) since it made the dudeism bearable, enjoyable even. All in all, a pretty standard movie.