The frozen body of Paul Fournier is discovered in Greenland where he had disappeared during a scientific expedition in 1905. Perfectly conserved he is brought back to life in the 1960s. His... See full summary »

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Hubert de Tartas
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Le professeur Édouard Loriebat (as Michel Lonsdale)
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Edmée de Tartas
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Paul Fournier
Annick Alane ...
Mme Crépin-Jaujard, la mère d'Evelyne
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Didier de Tartas
Eliette Demay ...
Evelyne Crépin-Jaujard
Martine Kelly ...
Sophie
Jacques Legras ...
L'avocat
Pascal Mazzotti ...
Le professeur Bibolini
Claude Piéplu ...
Le secrétaire général
Paul Préboist ...
Charles
Yves Vincent ...
Crepin-Jaujard
Evelyne Dassas ...
L'assistante de Bibolini
Monita Derrieux ...
Une infirmière
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The frozen body of Paul Fournier is discovered in Greenland where he had disappeared during a scientific expedition in 1905. Perfectly conserved he is brought back to life in the 1960s. His descendants take care of him: to spare him the cultural shock they behave so to make believe it's 1905 and they are his cousins, uncle... Written by vik-18 <viktor_p@mail.com>

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El abuelo congelado  »

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Pleasant little comedy
8 November 1999 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

This is a neat little comedy about a man who has survived in a frozen state for more than half a century. When he wakes up (not having aged at all) all his surroundings have been adapted to make him believe he is still living in his own time. Of course, this charade cannot be maintained for very long.

This is a pleasant little comedy, giving people a nice excuse to wear colourful old-fashioned clothes, without necessarily behaving the way the clothes and the decor would indicate. The film has its weaknesses, in particular it is difficult to see why the scientists go through all the trouble. Worse, Olivier de Funes (who plays it straight) lacks the required charisma to carry the film, and we don't get quite enough action from his famous father.


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