Un Chien dans un Jeu de Quilles (1983)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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In this rural comedy Pierre Cohen (Pierre Richard) is a sophisticated Parisian psychologist who travels to his brother's farm in Britanny to save it from a hostile takeover by a local landlord. The psychologist decides to save the farm by using the tricks of his trade -- psychological warfare, as it were. In spite of his efforts, he cannot control every situation as he had envisioned and there is more than one loud backfire before his ideas set off a reaction that chugs forward in spite of itself, to a happy conclusion. Pierre Richard takes a vacation from his usual hyper, dim-witted character types in this role, a choice that may leave some of his aficionados disappointed.

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brother, homestead, landlord, psychology