Coluche, actor

Comedian, provocateur, agitator, Coluche is also a great actor of the people who launched his movie career in the 1970s before reaching heights at the box office in the 1980s. There are many facets of his talent on view in this selection, which will be alternately funny, touching or disconcerting.


Banzaï  by Claude Zidi (1983, 1:42)
In Paris, Michel (Coluche) answers calls from distressed tourists worldwide, and thus hates traveling, but his girlfriend (Valérie Mairesse) happens to be a flight attendant... A classic down-to-earth French comedy!
Pathé Bellecour Tue. 10:45am | Cinéma Opéra Thu. 4:45pm | Pathé Cordeliers Sat. 10:45am

My Best Friend’s Girl  by Bertrand Blier (La Femme de mon pote, 1983, 1:40)
In Courchevel, Pascal (Thierry Lhermitte) introduces Viviane (Isabelle Huppert) to Micky (Coluche), who manages to fall in love with the wife of his friend... A love triangle, with cutting dialogue, humor and male bonding.
Pathé Bellecour Wed.10:15pm | Pathé Vaulx-en-Velin Fri. 8pm | Pathé Cordeliers Sun. 2:30pm

So Long, Stooge  by Claude Berri (Tchao pantin, 1983, 1:35)
The dull routine of Lambert (Coluche), nighttime gas station attendant, changes completely when he meets Bensoussan (Richard Anconina), a young drug dealer... Coluche’s best performance, in this unforgettable role, playing against type.
UGC Astoria Tue. 8:30pm | Villeurbanne Thu. 8:30pm | Pathé Cordeliers 5:15pm  | Pathé Bellecour Sat. 5pm

Madman at War  by Dino Risi (Scemo di guerra, 1985, 1:48)
During WWII in the Libyan desert, a captain (Coluche) treats his men cruelly and even sadistically with the fervor of a general… Coluche’s last film, a psychological portrait of a despot, between drama and comedy.
Cinéma Opéra Wed. 2:30pm  | Comœdia Sun. 11am



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