The Info List - Papy Fait De La Résistance

Gramps Is in the Resistance
Gramps Is in the Resistance
or Papy fait de la résistance is a cult French film directed by Jean-Marie Poiré
Jean-Marie Poiré
in 1983.


1 Plot 2 Cast 3 References 4 External links

Plot[edit] Héléna Bourdelle, a.k.a. "La Bourdelle," is a great singer and wife of maestro André Bourdelle. Joining the Resistance, he is killed by the accidental explosion of a grenade. Following the defeat, the family's mansion is taken over by German forces, leaving the family occupying a few back rooms, and complaining to the Kommandantur about his excesses and those of his men. Madame Bourdelle, her daughters and their tenant help by chance the escape an English airman, and are then forced to hide him in their cellar. The family, whose former caretaker Ramirez has become a Gestapo agent, is favoured by the General Spontz who has a soft spot for Bernadette Bourdelle. He is willing to ignore the fact that Guy-Hubert, son of the family, a seemingly cowardly and effeminate hairdresser, is actually the elusive vigilante known as "Super-Resistant". Michel Taupin, who is a tenant in the family house, woos without success Bernadette Bourdelle, after initially having views on Colette. His insistent desire to join the Resistance leads to many adventures. Imprisoned after an episode at the Kommandantur, he meets a resistant, Felix / Frémontel, who confides in him, thinking he is about to be shot by the Germans. When they are freed by Super-Resistant, Felix finds himself unable to get rid of Michel. Although she had vowed not to sing while there were Germans in France, Madame Bourdelle is forced by General Spontz to attend a reception in honour of Hitler's half-brother, Marshal Ludwig von Apfelstrudel, held in a castle near Paris. With the help of Michel Taupin, the Resistance detonate a bomb in the dining room. The story seems to end, but proves to be a "film within the film," and gives way to a contemporary television debate, designed to address the period of occupation, and to report on the reality of the depicted events in the film. The show brings together Bernadette Bourdelle and General Spontz (now happily married), Guy Hubert, Adolfo Ramirez Jr. (son of Ramirez, who came from Bolivia to defend his father's memory), and Michel Taupin (now Cabinet Minister of Veterans Affairs). Soon, the discussion turns to disaster: Ramirez Jr. insults and defames the other protagonists of the story, who start to beat him up on the TV set, forcing the host to cut the transmission. Cast[edit]

Christian Clavier
Christian Clavier
as Michel Taupin, professor of Greek and Latin Michel Galabru
Michel Galabru
as Jean-Robert Bourdelle "Papy" Dominique Lavanant as Bernadette Bourdelle Jacqueline Maillan as Héléna Bourdelle Jacques Villeret as Ludwig Von Apfelstrudel, Hitler's half-brother Roland Giraud
Roland Giraud
as General Hermann Spontz Gérard Jugnot
Gérard Jugnot
as Adolfo Ramirez and Adolfo Ramirez Jr. Martin Lamotte
Martin Lamotte
as Guy-Hubert Bourdelle Pauline Lafont
Pauline Lafont
as Colette Bourdelle Julien Guiomar
Julien Guiomar
as Colonel Vincent Jean Carmet
Jean Carmet
as André Bourdelle Josiane Balasko
Josiane Balasko
as the pharmacist Michel Blanc
Michel Blanc
as Father Leboeuf, the priest Jean-Claude Brialy
Jean-Claude Brialy
as tennis player sycophant Bernard Giraudeau
Bernard Giraudeau
as resistant arrested Jacques François as Jacques de Frémontel, "Félix" Thierry Lhermitte
Thierry Lhermitte
as SS Standartenführer Jean Yanne as militiaman Murat Roger Carel as General Muller Bruno Moynot as Flandu Jean Négroni as the narrator


^ "Papy fait de la résistance (1983)". JP Box Office. Retrieved 1983-10-26.  Check date values in: access-date= (help)

External links[edit]

Gramps Is in the Resistance
Gramps Is in the Resistance
on IMDb

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