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A Feature film by Claude Zidi

Produced by Renn Productions

Release in France : 22/03/1983

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Actors (40)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Renn Productions

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Film exports/foreign sales :

Pathé Distribution

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Michel Bernardin is a white-collar trouble-shooter for tourists, caught in a bind, or in bandages... depending on the problem. His business "Planet Assistance" sends people all over to help travelers in need, and as his first assignment of the moment, Michel goes off to a North African nation to get a man out of the hospital and back to Paris. After he arrives, he escapes from the hospital and the country with the wrong man and accidentally sets off a coup d'etat. Next, in New York, he is attacked by men who think he is a drug lord when he is in Harlem trying to bring a hospitalized musician home to France. Lastly, he goes to Hong Kong where he comes across his fiancée but is also an unwitting puppet of some racketeers. By this time, the comedy has sunk so low it has dipped completely out of sight.

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Full credits (19)

Executive Producer :

Claude Berri

Dialogue Writers :

Didier Kaminka, Claude Zidi, Michel Fabre

Screenwriters :

Claude Zidi, Didier Kaminka, Michel Fabre

Sound Recordist :

Michel Laurent

Assistant Operator :

Philippe Bordas

Production managers :

Michel Choquet, Pierre Gauchet

Sound editor :

Amina Mazani

Art Director :

Olivier Mauffroy

Foley artist :

Jean-Pierre Lelong

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Hennequin

Assistant directors :

Catherine Joubé, Jacques Santi, Bernard Seitz

Producers :

Claude Berri, Pierre Grunstein

Director of Photography :

Jean-Jacques Tarbès

Sound Assistant :

Michel Mellier

Camera operators :

François Lartigue, Patrice Wyers

Editor :

Nicole Saunier

Continuity supervisor :

Claudine Zidi

Music Composer :

Vladimir Cosma

Costume designer :

Olga Pelletier

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Feature film

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Comedy, Adventure

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 52 min

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