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Directed by Bertrand Blier

1978, in French with English subtitles


110 minutes


Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Préparez vos mouchoirs


In this irreverent 1978 comedy that won the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, director Bertrand Blier once again pairs Gérard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere, this time focused on one woman. Determined to make Solange (Carole Lauer), his sexually frustrated wife, happy, Raoul (Depardieu) goes to extraordinary lengths by finding her a lover (Dewaere). Bored with both men, Solange experiences a transformation after meeting a 13-year-old boy genius (Riton Liebman) at the summer camp where the adults are employed as counselors.

“Blier lives up to his reputation as an auteur who’s unafraid to go where few others will dare.” —

► Click here for insights about the "Blier/Depardieu" film series from Michael Zilkha, MFAH film committee co-chair.

The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; The National Film Preservation Foundation; Franci and Jim Crane; James V. Derrick; and Lynn S. Wyatt.