Les Compères (1983)





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When her teen-aged son (Stephane Bierry) runs away and the police are noncommittal, a woman (Anne Duperey) convinces two old flames -- a crusading journalist (Gerard Depardieu) and a hypochondriac (Pierre Richard) -- that each is the father of her son in order to spur someone into action. Both eventually decide to search for the boy, meet up, and tell each other their stories without realizing they are looking for the same kid. This French comedy was remade in the U.S. as Fathers' Day in 1997. ~ John Bush, Rovi
Art House & International , Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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Gérard Depardieu
as Jean Lucas
Jacques Frantz
as Verdier
Pierre Richard
as Francois Pignon
Robert Dalban
as Hotel receptionist
Anny Duperey
as Christine
Jacques Maury
as Julien
Florence Moreau
as Michele Raffart
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Mildly amusing French farce.

Full Review… | July 12, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Les Compères

Les Comperes exemplifies the farcical humor the French have long been known for. The focus throughout is on the ludicrous compete-or-cooperate antics of its two male leads, who happen to be sharply contrasting "types" of potential fathers. Nothing gimmicky, nothing deep here--just satisfying entertainment. Those who liked the better known picture 3 Hommes et un Couffin (Three Men and a Cradle) (1985) will appreciate this.

Hal Morris
Hal Morris

Hilarious! I love this movie so much. If you've see the american movie fatherhood watch this one because it is the inspiration for that movie and much much better!

jenny mc
jenny mc

[font=Comic Sans MS][color=paleturquoise]If you enjoy french films and don't mind subtitles, then this is a decent foriegn film to rent. It's a comedy with a fair amount of action, but be prepared for lots of cheesy 80's style clothes/hair. Gotta love those cigarette jeans (coincidentally i believe they're still in style in France). The main plot follows two men who have been conned into thinking they are, each independently, the father of a run away teenage boy...both men think they're looking for a different kid until low and behold they figure out they're looking for the same brat. The real comedy comes from the relationship that develops between Lucas (Depardieu) and Pignon (Richards). Richard pulls off his character wonderfully and is definitely the funniest role in the entire movie. This is not really a good french movie for practicing you're understanding of the language; the dialogue is fast paced and the subtitle translations weren't all that well done. But over all a decent movie.[/color][/font]

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