THE TALL BLOND MAN WITH ONE BLACK SHOE
| 1973 – 90′ – Classic – Comedy / Spy –
Co-written by Francis Veber.
Directed by Yves Robert.
Starring Pierre Richard, Jean Rochefort, Bernard Blier, Jean Carmet, Mireille Darc.
In French with English subtitles.
A Film Movement Classics release.|
A frothy French farce, THE TALL BLOND MAN WITH ONE BLACK SHOE is a classic madcap comedy about espionage, surveillance and mistaken identity. When Francois (Pierre Richard), an unsuspecting violinist, is misidentified as a superspy by national intelligence, outrageous antics ensue. As everyone (including Mireille Darc, playing a knock-out henchwoman) falls over each other in their misguided attempts to discover the tall blond man’s secrets, his best friend complicates matters even further when he overhears a salacious recording of Francois with his wife. The whole merry-go-round comes crashing to a halt in one final showdown, pitting spy versus supposed spy with hilarious results. Elegantly filmed and accompanied by a memorable score by Vladimir Cosma, the film is one of the most seminal comedies of the 1970s.