Les Savates Du Bon Dieu

Overview

Dubbed The Wizard of Oz meets Karl Marx's version of It's a Wonderful Life, this film, directed by Jean-Claude Brisseau, is a wild, ludicrous comedy about an ill kind-hearted mechanic who becomes a bank robber. Young couple Fred Stanislas Merhar and Elodie Coralie Revel live in a low-rent tenement with their infant child. Fred is generous to a fault; he gives his money away to the point of endangering his family's finances. The final straw for the beautiful Elodie comes when Fred gets fired for head-butting his ...
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Overview

Dubbed The Wizard of Oz meets Karl Marx's version of It's a Wonderful Life, this film, directed by Jean-Claude Brisseau, is a wild, ludicrous comedy about an ill kind-hearted mechanic who becomes a bank robber. Young couple Fred Stanislas Merhar and Elodie Coralie Revel live in a low-rent tenement with their infant child. Fred is generous to a fault; he gives his money away to the point of endangering his family's finances. The final straw for the beautiful Elodie comes when Fred gets fired for head-butting his boss -- she dumps him. Lovelorn and crestfallen, Fred rashly robs a post office in order to help an aging beggar. He escapes with a stolen car and comely postal clerk Sandrine Raphaele Godin, who has long had a crush on him. Together the two spread the booty Robin Hood-style to their fellow downtrodden. While hiding out in a school, they encounter Maquette Emile Abossolo M'Bo, a supposed African prince who has been turned into a penniless exile thanks to his enemies. Later the three head south. While Fred knocks over the occasional liquor store, Sandrine patiently teaches her new beau to read.
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Special Features

Preface by actor-director Andre S. Labarthe
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2009
  • UPC: 736899123529
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Source: Blaq Out
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:46:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 66,269

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stanislas Merhar
Emile Abossolo-M'Bo
Paulette Dubost
Raphaële Godin
Coralie Revel
Technical Credits
Jean-Claude Brisseau Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Corinne Bertelot Producer
Daniel Toscan du Plantier Producer
Laurent Fleutot Cinematographer
Maria Luisa Garcia Costumes/Costume Designer, Editor, Set Decoration/Design
Jean Musy Score Composer
Georges Prat Sound/Sound Designer
Bernard Le Roux Sound/Sound Designer
Frederic Sichler Producer
Brigitte Taillandier Sound/Sound Designer
Romain Winding Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Workers for the Good Lord
1. Chapter 1 [11:04]
2. Chapter 2 [9:43]
3. Chapter 3 [10:47]
4. Chapter 4 [9:46]
5. Chapter 5 [11:59]
6. Chapter 6 [9:22]
7. Chapter 7 [10:23]
8. Chapter 8 [12:33]
9. Chapter 9 [9:20]
10. Chapter 10 [10:55]
1. Chapter 1 [11:04]
2. Chapter 2 [9:43]
3. Chapter 3 [10:47]
4. Chapter 4 [9:46]
5. Chapter 5 [11:59]
6. Chapter 6 [9:22]
7. Chapter 7 [10:23]
8. Chapter 8 [12:33]
9. Chapter 9 [9:20]
10. Chapter 10 [10:55]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Workers for the Good Lord
   Français
      Le Film
      Chapitres
      Préface D'André S. Labarthe
   English
      Play Film
      Scene Selection
      Preface by André S. Labarthe
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