Delusions of Grandeur / La folie des grandeurs (1971) Gérard Oury, Louis de Funès, Yves Montand, Alice Sapritch, Comedy, History

La folie des grandeurs (1971)
Don Salluste, a petty tyrant in his own home and minister of the King of Spain, falls from grace. Wanting revenge, he tries to compromize the Queen with his valet Blaze, introduced as his cousin. But poor Blaze gets stuck with a rather repulsive duenna, who is madly in love with him and very keen on getting her way. This wild comedy takes off at a dashing pace set by the De Funes, Montand and Sapritch trio.

Director: Gerard Oury
Cast: Louis de Funès, Yves Montand, Alice Sapritch, Karin Schubert, Alberto de Mendoza, Don Jaime de Mora y Aragon, Eduardo Fajardo, Antonio Pica, Joaquin Solis, Venantino Venantini, Gabriele Tinti, Paul Preboist, Sal Borgese, Astrid Frank, Robert Le Beal, Clement Michu, La Polaca, Leopoldo Trieste, Fernando Bilbao, Xan das Bolas, Frank Brana, Fabian Conde, Fernando Hilbeck, Antonio Iranzo, Ricardo Palacios, Jesus Tordesillas, Angel Alvarez

This movie is a delightful parody of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece ‘Ruy Blas’. Alice Sapritch (the duegna to the Queen) is, as usual, magnificent. Louis de Funes and Yves Montand make a hilarious and exhilarating pair. Highly recommended.

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DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 16:9 | 720×576 | 4600 kbps | 4.4Gb
Audio: #1 French AC3 5.1 @ 448, #2 English AC3 5.1 @ 448 | Subtitles: English
01:48:00 | France, Spain, Italy, West Germany | Comedy, History

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