Watch: Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire 1972 123movies, Full Movie Online – Two factions of the French Secret Service involve a seemingly normal orchestra player, Francois Perrin, into their battle as one side uses him as a decoy. Soon, agents are all over the place, and one of them, Christine, is sent to seduce Francois. Meanwhile, Francois has his own problems, tangled up in an affair with his best friend’s wife..
Plot: Hapless orchestra player becomes an unwitting pawn of rival factions within the French secret service after he is chosen as a decoy by being identified as a super secret agent.
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|7.2/10 Votes: 8,407|
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This is one of the funniest films I’ve ever seen. Pierre Richard is HILARIOUS! The script is tight as a mosquito’s leotard and the action unrelenting. The story, based in part on a serious of government agencies play SPY vs. SPY games and bureaucratic CYA, arbitrarily pick a fall guy for their foil and who better than a musician hooked on modern music. The amazing thing is Richard’s apartment where the walls are covered with pictures of modern composers, dominated by a huge picture of Stravinsky. And, the riotious aside when he tells the girl trying to pump information from him that he has a “secret.” When all of the spying evesdroppers stretch their ears to hear, he announces, “Je compose.” Is this some new code? They look from one another as Pierre takes his violin and warns, “Mais, elle est moderne,” and launches into a chromatic allegro ala Stravinsky. The movie goes on with great slapstick abetted by the marvelous timing of Richard who is rivalled only by Peter Sellars in that means. As the other reviewer noted, there was a decent American version with Tom Hanks, who played the part a lot more low key than Richard. I’ve seen this movie more than a dozen times and plan to see it again soon. Each time I find some new twist that gives me an extra tickle. Check it out! On s’amuse assez avec ce film-ci!
Interesting commentary on privacy
An earlier comment was sophisticated slapstick, but while there are the occasional pokes in the eye — the scene where an exploding cigar goes off and all the spies silenced weapons go “pfffht” (no blood, just lots of people falling over with silly expressions) is wonderful — I think I’d instead classify this as sophisticated silliness. Reminds me of the old David Niven movies, except much less restrained.
But I also want to point out that the movie ends with a quote: “Every person is entitled to the respect of his or her private life. Penal Code, Article 9.” Indeed, the wry tongue in cheek is pointed squarely at the absurdities of the French intelligence community. I find looking at the movie in that light adds another bit of fun to identifying the “good guys” and the bad guys.
Well worth your time.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (USA), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (France)
Genre Comedy, Mystery
Director Yves Robert
Writer Yves Robert, Francis Veber
Actors Pierre Richard, Bernard Blier, Jean Rochefort
Awards 3 wins & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1, 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm