The Cabbage Soup (1981)

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The Cabbage Soup (1981) Poster

2 buddy farmers are visited by aliens who like their domestic cabbage soup.



  • Louis de Funès and Jean Carmet in The Cabbage Soup (1981)
  • The Cabbage Soup (1981)
  • Louis de Funès in The Cabbage Soup (1981)
  • Louis de Funès and Jacques Villeret in The Cabbage Soup (1981)
  • Louis de Funès and Jean Carmet in The Cabbage Soup (1981)
  • Claude Gensac in The Cabbage Soup (1981)

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23 June 2001 | nicholas.rhodes
Grows on You
I remember being in France in 1981 and being taken to see this film which I found totally stupid as concerns the script. The years have passed and due to regular showings on TV here I have become gradually attached to the film. The film has acquired a sort of value with its ageing which was not apparent at the time it came out. It should be pointed out that the film is set in " Le Bourbonnais ", an isolated area in central France near to Montluçon, in the Allier Department. The local inhabitants are portrayed as " country bumpkins " eating cabbage soup and farting all the time. The arrival of an alien ( Jacques Villeret - quite a famous actor in France today ) from the planet of Oxo ( is it a play on words with the English beef-stock product ? )who takes a liking to cabbage soup will change the lives of these two " gentlemen ". I'm not saying it's a work of art but it is definitely not as bad as reputed when first released. In addition to that the film music is quite a catchy tune and readily available on CD. So all in all, without going over the top, I would say the film has its place in

French cinematic history. I am not sure, however, whether it would have any success outside France. Is it known elsewhere under another title which I suppose would be " Cabbage Soup " ???

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