Cresus (1960)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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This is a routine comedy by novice director and novelist Jean Giono about Jules (Fernandel) a wily French peasant who dallies with a local widow and enjoys spats with his fellow sheepherders. One day he comes across a hidden stash of money and throws a party for all his friends, making them jealous over his newfound fortune. Then he plays a worse trick on them by handing over the money to everyone, confounding their assumptions about their entrenched rivalry. In the end, Jules has the last laugh, because a close look at the currency reveals a startling new fact that sheds light on his strange behavior.

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counterfeit, loot, party, shepherd, windfall [monetary]