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.