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.
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.
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.
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)