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The Fat and the Lean

A Short film by Roman Polanski

Produced by Association des Professeurs pour la Promotion de l'Education Cinématographique (APEC)

Production year : 1961


    A small and thin barefoot slave (played by Polanski) plays a flute and beats a drum to entertain his large master who rocks in a rocking chair in front of his mansion. The slave jumps and leaps like a madman, wipes his master's brow, feeds him, washes his feet, shades him from the sun with an umbrella and holds a urinal for him.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (2)

    Production and distribution

    Full credits (4)

    Producer :

    Roman Polanski

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Michel Boussaguet

    Screenwriter :

    Roman Polanski

    Music Composer :

    Krzysztof Komeda

    Technical details

    Short film

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    Sub-genre :

    Comedy, Burlesque comedy

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    100% French

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    Runtime :

    15 min

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    Production formats :


    Color type :

    Black & White

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