After thirteen years in Germany, Fernand is coming back to his wife and his restaurant. But since his disparition, his wife as made her life with a norman chef, sympathetic but a specialist... See full summary »
| Bourvil and Fernandel in Martigues : Normandy / Provence, butter / oil.
When he was young, Bourvil admired Fernandel, and it was a pleasure shooting with him, but Fernandel was tough with Bourvil trying to steal the movie and Grangier helped Bourvil without showing it to Fernandel. Bourvil had already met the fabulous Jean Gabin in "la Traversée de Paris", Jean Marais in "le Capitan", and he was soon to team with Louis de Funès in "le Corniaud" and "la Grande Vadrouille". Bourvil and Fernandel are great in this confrontation of the two husbands with two different cookings in picturesque Martigues, and finally having big laughs together, these scenes are great. I'm not a fan of Fernandel, but here he is much tougher than usual and he gains a lot on the screen. Louis de Funès was soon shooting his own restaurant movie, "le Grand restaurant".