Petit Con (1984)





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Director Gérard Lauzier shoots diatribes at "liberals" from his own conservative perspective in this movie about a rebellious teenager leaving his bourgeois parents. Humor lightens the theme more than once, as when the besieged father -- after listening to a garbled harangue on Marx from his inspired son during a drive together, -- immediately seeks out motorists on the street to find out if he oppresses them. The son first rebels by moving upstairs to a maid's room and then moves out to stay with a supposedly "emancipated" family -- only to have everyone in the family try to seduce him -- brother, sister, mother, and father but not necessarily in that order or combination. Disillusioned, the son has to reconfigure his belief system and retrench. The salty French title of this film is typical of Lauzier's comic-strip humor, and his cartoon "Memoirs of a Young Man" provided the basis for P'tit Con. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Art House & International , Comedy
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Bernard Brieux
as Michel Choupon
Guy Marchand
as Bob Choupon
Caroline Cellier
as Annie Choupon
Eric Carlos
as Alain Choupon
Souad Amidou
as Salima
Daniel Auteuil
as Jeannot
Gérard Darrieu
as Legionnaire
Patrick Blondel
as Young Punk
Tanya Lopert
as Psychiatrist
Jacques Maury
as Friend of Michel's Father
Christophe Regueneau
as Motorcyclist
Leila Frechet
as Claudine
Aurora Maris
as Rachida
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May 20, 2003
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