Je Te Tiens Tu Me Tiens Par La Barbichette (1979)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Crime Drama, Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

Je Te Tiens Tu Me Tiens Par La Barbichette refers to a French children's game, where two children hold one another's chins and stare at one another. The one who laughs first, loses. In this satire, a police detective (played by Jean Yanne) is investigating the disappearance and kidnapping of the host of a television dance show (played by Jean-Pierre Cassel). However, instead of finding his man, he is trapped into becoming a contestant on a children's quiz show. What's worse is that he becomes a very successful contestant.

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abduction, comedy, France, game-show, investigation, kidnapping, missing-person, police-detective, television-star