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In French the word
comédien translates as actor, while comédie is, simply, comedy in English. With this linguistic link between the players and the comedy genre it's hardly surprising that the French are really good at cinema comedy. After all, it goes right back to the Lumière Brothers, the fathers of modern cinema.
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    Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu

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    Une Heure de Tranquillité

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    Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis

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    Les femmes du 6e étage

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    La Fée

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    OSS117: Le Caire, nid d'espions

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    Les aventures d'Adèle Blanc-Sec

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    Une famille à louer

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    L'École buissonnière

  • Pension compléte

    Pension compléte

  • Mon oncle

    Mon oncle

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    Comme un avion

  • Potiche


  • Les goût des autres

    Le goût des autres

  • Chic !

    Chic !

  • La dorMeuse Duval

    La dorMeuse Duval

  • Paris pieds nus

    Paris pieds nus

  • Jalouse


  • Le retour du héros

    Le retour du héros

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    Un homme à la hauteur

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    Le Correspondant

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    Les saveurs du Palais

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    Quatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle


Chic !
Chic !
Alicia Ricosi, played by Fanny Ardent, is a top fashion designer who's in the doldrums after a break up with her beau. Her assistant, Heléne, is given the job by the fashion house manager, Alan, of restoring Alicia's interest in her work by finding her a new man. This fails miserably, but by chance Alicia meets up with Heléne's Breton landscape gardener, who Heléne had in fact recently fired, and he proves to be the muse that Alicia has been looking for - two artistic types, if you get the drift.

Relations between Heléne and the gardener, Julien, are understandably a bit cool. After all, she had sacked him without pay, so the task of wooing him back is all the more complicated. Heléne sets off to Brittany to find him but he cannot be enticed, until that is Heléne commits a dastardly deed that makes it very difficult for Julien not to take the considerable amount of money on offer.

This is, of course, a comedy, and as such it succeeds. Ice cool Heléne starts to warm to Julien, a clear case of opposites etc. etc.! Meanwhile Alicia gets her mojo back and everything in the garden is hunky dory - well almost. And there are quite a few laughs along the way.