3,8/5 Un pur divertissement bien senti, bien rythmé et qui a plutôt bien vieilli. Aucune prétention, juste de l'efficacité. Belmondo, de Godard à De Broca, de Resnais à Rappeneau nous régale toujours, autant que les bambous pour les pandas.
Ok Belmondo vehicle that marked the second film by Jean-Paul Rappeneau. With tongue firmly placed in cheek throughout this tale of an ex-pat Frenchman coming back to post Revolution France to divorce his wife (or fall back in love with her) is a lark...a trifle... a petit farce. Makes up in charm what it lacks in depth.
Very farcical and a bit of a swashbuckling love romp. Set during one of those crazy French Revolutionary times. You've got the one dude who's just a "scoundrel" who seems very nonchalant about everything. He's just bopping around through life, fighting folks off with pitchforks, swords and - at times - hay. Kind of the Errol Flynn of Revolutionary France. It's light and silly and slightly enjoyable. Nothing more.
Rappeneau has had a slow career but boy, aren't his movies fast. Old-fashioned caper where, comme d'habitude, Belmondo runs, jumps, swims, fences, punches and kisses effortlessly, yet his performance is rather stiff compared to his supple turns for De Broca. The French revolution serves as background to some very un-pc views on sex and marriage, all very 70s. And Patrick Dewaere pops up! (blink and you'll miss him)
This is funny! Really the only thing it has going for it, bc the story itself is not all that great or entirely believable to be honest. This is the Belmondo show, as he carries the film with his lightheartedly self effacing brand of comedy. Great versatile actor. I don't think I will be craning my neck to rewatch anytime soon, but it was a fun time passer. Recommended. 3 stars
It was kinda funny, however it didn't suit my fancy that well. The scenes were directed well, but fell off a little in the story department, because it was a little hard for me to piece some things together. As an advocate for story in films and other forms of entertainment, I think that the story in all universes should be apparent and clear.
Un bon navet d'un dimanche soir de 1976.
À voir pour les cascades de Belmondo, la classe de Sami Frey et la beauté de Laura Antonelli.
Le casting est amusant avec pas mal de grands acteurs dans des tout petits rôles. Le scénario est faiblard. La photo un peu ancienne, mais l'action est quand même bien rythmée.