War On Screen - Festival International des cinémas de guerre

Comedy

What Did You Do In the War, Daddy? wednesday
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Horaires de la séance de 16h45 à 18h45

Lieu de la séance Cinéma Comète


Réalisateur Blake Edwards

Pays USA

Film length : 84 min

Language(s) : English, French Subtitles

Format : 35mm

Genre : Fiction

What Did You Do In the War, Daddy? (1966)

Starring James Coburn, Dick Shawn

Synopsis

Summer, 1943: American captain Cash gets the order from his superiors to invade the village of Valerno in Sicily. The citizens agree to surrender provided they are still allowed to hold their annual wine festival that evening.

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? is Blake Edwards’ quirky and rarely screened comedy, one of a proliferation of comedies to come out of Hollywood in the post-war period, but of a genre which, through Edwards’ crude genius, is given a fresh lease of life. A veritable ballet burlesque that questions the meaninglessness of life […] and is extremely well executed.” Antoine de Baeque, Libération


 

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