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The Car Keys (2003)

Les clefs de bagnole (original title)
Baffie is in his luxury pad. His pal Daniel comes by. They are going out. Baffie can't find his car keys.

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Laurent Baffie

Writer:

Laurent Baffie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurent Baffie Laurent Baffie ... Laurent
Daniel Russo ... Daniel
Pascal Sellem Pascal Sellem ... Pascal, le barman
Karine Lyachenko Karine Lyachenko ... La barmaid
Dani ... La grande bourgeoise
Pierre Cuer Pierre Cuer
Jacques André Jacques André
Franck Belloeil Franck Belloeil
Marius Colucci Marius Colucci ... Un client du bar
Marcel Gotlib Marcel Gotlib ... Marcel, un pilier de comptoir
Guy Lecluyse Guy Lecluyse ... Un client du bar
Jacques Lescot Jacques Lescot
Jean Luisi Jean Luisi ... Jeannot, un pilier de comptoir
Henriette Noël Henriette Noël
Medjahed Ouzlifi Medjahed Ouzlifi
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Baffie is in his luxury pad. His pal Daniel comes by. They are going out. Baffie can't find his car keys.

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Official Sites:

LBP / Rezo Films [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 December 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Les clés de bagnole See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$569,217 (France), 12 December 2003
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A definitive masterpiece - but only viewable by native french speakers
1 November 2008 | by JoeLaFriteSee all my reviews

This movie is extremely underrated, even in France. The movie could be seen as a very witty and enjoyable essay on cinema as a grammar, with its hidden or unspoken but so tyrannical rules, as any other grammar. It surely will seem awful or to heavily didactic (in a "grammar of films for dummies" way) anyway to any non-native french speaker, unaware of the disarming subtlety of french ingenuous humor, especially the one Baffie practices. Its slogan on the poster as published in France was : "N'y allez pas, c'est une merde!", literally translated : "Don't go see it, it's crap!"... This sufficiently proves how Baffie likes to mock himself, but also the critics (especially the french ones), who do not hesitate to frequently utter not so different flat negative statements about movies, especially when it comes to french comedies...


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