The Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish (1992)





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In this hectic farce, Louis Aubinard (Bob Hoskins) is at the bottom of every totem pole he's ever come near, a nebbish and unattractive man who makes a poor living as a photographer of religious tableaux. His sister doesn't respect him and deliberately cooks awful food just to makes his life more miserable. At work, he is in danger of losing his job if he can't find a suitable model for a Christ-on-the-cross photo. One of his friends (Jean-Pierre Cassel) asks him to fill in for him on a movie project, and without knowing what he's being asked to do, Louis agrees to help out. He is astonished to discover that he is to provide the voiced-over cries of orgasmic delight for a porn movie. His fellow dubber is a lovely woman named Sybil (Natasha Richardson), and together, they voice a world-shaking sexual climax for the movie. Sybil then asks the hapless Louis to do a favor for her, and once again, he agrees. He meets the actress' boyfriend (Jeff Goldblum) as he is being released from jail and simultaneously finds his model for the troublesome photo. Things become particularly frenetic when the addle-pated ex-con takes his holy image too much to heart and begins trying to work miracles.
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Bob Hoskins
as Louis Aubinard
Jeff Goldblum
as Pianist
Michel Blanc
as Norbert
Jacques Villeret
as Lingerie Man
Angela Pleasence
as Louis' Sister
Samuel Chaimovitch
as Grandfather
Sacha Vikouloff
as The Violinist
Claudine Mavros
as Mother Superior
Carlos Kloster
as The Archbishop
Yvonne Constant
as Prostitute
Martine Ferriere
as Mother of Lingerie Man
Gerald Morales
as Bishop's Driver
Yannick Evely
as Mother Superior's Driver
Jacques Herlin
as Man with Hook-nose
Eric Averlant
as Taxi Driver
Gerard Zalcberg
as Released Prisoner
Daniel Lombart
as Porno Dubbing Man
Artus DePenguern
as Saint Francis
Beth McFadden
as Birthday Party Girl
Pascal de Loutchek
as Musician at Restaurant Tzigane
Louba Guertchikoff
as Old Lady in Park
Janine Darcey
as Old Lady in Park
Nicolas di Giacomo
as Small Boy in Lingerie Shop
Mireille Franchino
as Old Lady in Park
Mado Maurin
as Old Lady in Park
Yannick Evelyn
as 2nd Chauffeur
Gilette Barbier
as Old Lady in Park
Nicolas DiGiacomo
as Boy in Lingerie shop
Jean-Claude Deret
as Grandfather
Pamela Goldblum
as Lady in Subway
Maximilien Seide
as Little Boy in Subway
Claire Magnin
as Mother in Subway
Gisele Soban
as Subway Gaper
John Arnold
as Subway Gaper
Philippe Dormoy
as Cinema Ticket Boy
Maurice Herman
as Apostle
Pascal Beckar
as Apostle
Michel Sebban
as Apostle
Geoffrey Carey
as Apostle
Caroline Jacquin
as Sound Studio Receptionist
Patrick Albenque
as Sound Engineer
André Chaumeau
as Confectionery Waiter
Denys Fouqueray
as Prison Cafe Waiter
Caroline Loeb
as Shabby Cafe Waitress
Fedele Papalia
as Sleazy Bar Barman
Anne Lévy
as Baker's Wife
Jacques Potin
as Cinema Patron
Hilton McConnico
as Cinema Patron
Sylvie Laporte
as Coat Saleslady
Julien Calderbank
as Blind Boy
Dhan Olivier
as Jungle Man
Jenny Legros
as Jungle Woman
Jean-Claude Gillet
as Arab Fishmonger
Fazia Boussoffara
as Mustapha's Wife
Charles-Andre Eisler
as Canal Tramp
Oleg Ponomarenko
as Russian Cabaret Musician
Pascal DeLoutchek
as Russian Cabaret Musician
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Critic Reviews for The Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
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Audience Reviews for The Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish

At the end of the film we are left with very little except for a comic attitude, a delicate approach that depends on the sophistication and patience of the audience to make it work. Maybe you'll like it. Maybe you won't. At least you haven't seen anything like it before.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

blasphemy can be funny.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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