4 May 2003 | Olivier_wery
Best piece of self deprecating french humour ever!!!
Why compare a movie that portrays the french resistance as "heroique" to one that actually prints a slightly different version of things. Both comedies yes! But PFDLR is hilarious in filming the antics of Superresistant (a good nick at the american superhero myth), the gay hairdresser son of a bourgeois family, who lives a double life a nazi nightmare tormentor! The whole set is so modern in the description of the class society, with the bourgeois (The bourdelle family, especially 'high class' hilarious Jacqueline Maillan), the middle class (Taupin the countryside teacher who moves up to Paris and will end up a minister), and of course the working class(Jealous collaborator Ramirez, former cleaner at the opera house, interpreted by the hilarious Gerard Gugnot). This is so cruel, funny and brilliantly acted by the best ever gathered troop of french comedians!!! JM Poire has not always done good taste and truly humorous movies, but this one stands out as Top of The Crop, in my opinion. All is cliche, I don't know if all the subtleties can really be well understood abroad, but the only people this film should offend are the french!!! It is utterly politically incorrect and self deprecating, which "la Grande Vadrouille" was certainly never meant to be!!! An all time top 5 funniest comedy in my personal top comedy list!