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The Spice of Life

Les casse-pieds

Directed by Jean Dréville
France, 1948
Animation, Comedy


A series of vignettes, in which Noel-Noel appears as the moderator, lecturer, commentator and leading actor, that examine the bores and pests of everyday life much like Pete Smith and Robert Benchley had done for years in American short subjects.

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The Spice of Life Directed by Jean Dréville

Awards & Festivals

Prix Louis Delluc

1948 | Winner: Prix Louis Delluc

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  • FISCHER's rating of the film The Spice of Life

    Les exemples choisis pour illustrer le propos dénotent un incontestable sens de l'humour du cinéaste, mais les trucages et autres animations ponctuant le film sont d'une lourdeur et d'une banalité affligeantes. Dommage, à vouloir trop faire, trop démontrer, on risque de devenir "le casse-pieds" du pauvre spectateur malmené.

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