Mais Qu'est-Ce Que J'Ai Fait Au Bon Dieu Pour Avoir Une Femme Qui Boit dans Les Cafes Avec Les Hommes (1980)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

The main distinguishing feature of this comedy could be its long title, perhaps the longest in cinematic history. Director Jan Saint-Hamont follows up his 1979 film about a European-Algerian family with the same ethnic focus here. This time around the "Pied-Noirs," or French-Algerians, are represented by a successful businessman and his family. The ineptly tyrannical patriarch proves to be too much for his wife, and she reacts in a distinctly non-traditional manner. For most viewers, the success of the earlier film is not quite duplicated in this second effort.