Le Soupirant

Film, Comedy
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Etaix's first feature after serving as assistant to Jacques Tati. Though his penchant for obtrusive sound effects (mostly creaks and squeaks) at the expense of dialogue makes this uncomfortably reminiscent of a silent classic revamped by Robert Youngson, and though his approach to humour can on occasion be as laboured as his protagonist's endeavours to acquire a wife, the comic temperament is real enough, and the gags are often brilliant.

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Duration: 85 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Pierre Etaix
Screenwriter: Jean-Claude Carrière, Pierre Etaix
Cast: Pierre Etaix
Laurence Lignères
France Arnell
Claude Massot
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