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Michel Deville – Les petites demoiselles (1964)

Synopsis: “Four young girls’ love of boys put their newly opened all-services company in peril.” Read More »

    Philippe de Broca – Les tribulations d’un Chinois en Chine AKA Up to His Ears (1965)

    Jean-Paul Belmondo and Ursula Andress star in another adventure comedy from Philippe de Broca (That Man from Rio), that’s roughly based on a Jules Vernes story of the same title. Belmondo plays a rich man tired of his life who arranges for a hitman to take him out so that his fiancee will get the insurance money. Only, wouldn’t you know it, Belmondo changes his mind. Andress is a fan-dancer who gets mixed up, thinking it’s all a gag. There’s a lot of slapstick, chases, fights, balloon rides, mountain climbing and exotic locales. Oh, did I mention that Belmondo attempts a striptease while in drag? Read More »