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L'Invité surprise

L'Invité surprise

A Feature film by Georges Lautner

Produced by Gaumont

Release in France : 23/08/1989

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Eric Blanc plays a man who has witnessed a car-bombing and become a major media celebrity. He just can't say enough about what he saw, and his speculations about it are extremely discomfiting to the French secret service. They wish he would just shut up. Instead, he tackles the task of finding out what really happened with the help of his supposedly wheelchair-bound stepfather Victor Lanoux, an ace detective who was forcibly "retired" from the police department as a result of his refusal to stop investigating cases when told to. Together, they comically stick a monkey wrench into the official machinery of cover-up.

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Executive Producer :

Alain Poiré

Screenwriters :

Georges Lautner, Didier Van Cauwelaert

Sound Recordist :

Alain Lachassagne

Assistant Operator :

Alain Dutartre

Editor :

Michelle David

Assistant editors :

Kako Kelber, Édith Vassard

Music Composer :

Philippe Sarde

Still Photographer :

Sylvain Legrand

Assistant directors :

Dominique Brunner, Thomas Lautner, Guillaume Otzenberger

Director of Photography :

Yves Rodallec

Sound Assistant :

Philippe Combes

Production Manager :

Guy Azzi

Sound Editor :

Michel Trouillard

Production Designer :

Jacques Dugied

Foley artist :

Daniel Couteau

Location Manager :

Tadek Zietara

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 22 min

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