G | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A bigoted Frenchman finds himself forced to impersonate a popular rabbi while on the run from a group of assassins - and the police.
Fares tries to kidnap Slimane in St-Germain-des-Près, Paris. One of his assistant tells him that it can't be done on the boulevard because it's been done before. It's a reference to the Mehdi Ben Barka affair in 1965. The kidnapping happened in front of Brasserie Lipp on the other side of the street and that building can be seen in that sequence. The movie I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed (2005) is about that case that was a big event for a time in French politics.
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When the horsemen of the Republican Guard are escorting the car, we hear the music of the band. If we hear the music at that moment, the horsemen have no music instrument in their hands: the characters are supposed to hear a music that could not be produced. Actually, if the French Republican Guard has cavalry regiments and a mounted band, the soldiers we see in the movie are not from the band, even if the director try to show a band.
To obtain a 'U' rating, cuts were made to the UK cinema release to punches during the fight scene between Sliman and one of his captors early in the film.
French, English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic