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Original title
Le schpountz
Running time
160 min.
France France
Marcel Pagnol (Play: Marcel Pagnol)
Casimir Oberfeld
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Les Films Marcel Pagnol
Comedy | Film In Film
Synopsis / Plot
Casimir Fabre (Jean Castan) and Irénée Fabre (Fernandel) work in their uncle’s grocer’s shop in a Provençal village. Whilst Casimir sticks to his job, Irénée only dreams of becoming a film star. When a film company arrives in the area, Irénée seizes the opportunity and asks for a job as an actor. The film production team are amused by the pretensions of this "schpountz" (a naïve fool who sees himself as a film star) and they offer him a false contract with a studio in Paris. Believing that stardom awaits him, Irénée sets out for Paris...
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