Le Mouton à Cinq Pattes (1954)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - France, USA  |  
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The matchless French farceur Fernandel essays six different roles in The Sheep Has Five Legs. We first see the horse-faced one as an elderly wine grower, looking forward to an upcoming family reunion with mixed emotions. One by one, the other five Fernandels make their appearances; these are the wine-grower's sons, each one a small masterpiece of comic characterization. Despite an overreliance on dialogue, the film's humor translates quite well to non-French audiences. The film's original title was Le Mouton a Cinq Pattes.

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family-reunion, father, son, wine, generation-gap