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Smic Smac Smoc (1971)

Charles, Jean and Amidou are workmen at the La Ciotat shipyards and live in the same construction facility. One day, Amidou leaves them to marry Catherine, a salesgirl. The trouble for ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Lelouch

Writers:

Claude Lelouch, Claude Lelouch (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Catherine Allégret ... Catherine
Amidou ... Amidou dit Smoc
Jean Duguay Jean Duguay
Charles Gérard Charles Gérard ... Smac (Jean)
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Charles, Jean and Amidou are workmen at the La Ciotat shipyards and live in the same construction facility. One day, Amidou leaves them to marry Catherine, a salesgirl. The trouble for Charles and Jean is that going to their friend's wedding means buying new clothes, which is problematic given their low income Moreover, they are determined to make this day an unforgettable one, despite their lack of money. Will they be able achieve their aim? Written by Guy Bellinger

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When Jean Duguay and Charles Gérard are shopping for suits, the microphone of the sound man crouched below the actors can be seen briefly. See more »

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Nice bunch of actors but no script.
18 December 2006 | by branikiSee all my reviews

Based on a one line idea, this very rarely seen Lelouch flick could have been a quite good short movie. Unfortunately, it apparently had to run as a 90 minutes feature without the amount of script material it needed to justify its length. As a result, the group of actors, as likable as they all can be, try very hard to compensate with a good deal of improvised dialog. None of which could be considered as totally entertaining for that matter. Charles Gérard, in particular, puts a lot of himself into the friendly touch shadowing a bit too much the rest of the cast. The proletarian extraction of the protagonists could have been an excellent element to make a point in that "would be" social satire, but the film never gets a real chance to get involved in any kind of political issue, or whatever... Claude Lelouch tried again the same kind of filming experiment one year later with the much more successful "L'Aventure, c'est l'Aventure". That one was really funny. "Smic Smac Smoc" is just a bit pleasant at times, but not to be really recommended, though. Just out of curiosity, try it but don't put your expectations too high.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 September 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

3 dritti a Saint Tropez See more »

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Production Co:

Les Films 13 See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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