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The Under-Gifted

The Under-Gifted

A Feature film by Claude Zidi

Produced by Films 7

Release in France : 30/04/1980

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Production and distribution (3)

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Films 7

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Roissy Films

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Baptiste 'Bebel' Lavalle and his classmates in Versailles' private high-school Louis XIV enjoy their careless life enough to deliberately fail the exams, a national record of zero graduating pupils. Permissive headmaster Léon Jumaucourt's bitchy wife Lucie takes charge, determined to make them pass. She's no match for Bebel's tricks, despite cruel abuse, but the gang also annoys the public, including the dumb police commissioner. After a mix-up between their bomb-alert prop and a real terrorist group's African embassy attack, Bebel's bunch is condemned to pass their exams or go to jail, and the commissioner, charged with supervision, is in no mood to let them off easily.

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Full credits (16)

Assistant directors :

Hélène Bernardin, Patrice Bertrand, Frédéric Sauvagnac

Director of Photography :

Paul Bonis

Sound Assistant :

Jean-Bernard Thomasson

Camera Operator :

Daniel Leterrier

Editor :

Nicole Saunier

Continuity supervisor :

Danièle Desouches

Music Composer :

Bob Brault

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Hennequin

Screenwriters :

Claude Zidi, Didier Kaminka, Michel Fabre

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Louis Ughetto

Assistant Operators :

Ariane Damain, Jean-Paul Toraille

Production Manager :

Pierre Gauchet

Assistant editor :

Amina Mazani

Production Designer :

Jacques Voizot

Foley artist :

Jean-Pierre Lelong

Location managers :

Jean-Jacques Albert, Catherine Mazieres

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 32 min

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