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La Carapate Movie Review Summary

Actors: Pierre Richard, Victor Lanoux, Raymond Bussières, Jean-Pierre Darras

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LA CARAPATE (aka Out of it) is a French comedy cowritten and directed by Gérard Oury in 1978.

The setting is France, in May 1968. Jean-Philippe Duroc (Pierre Richard), a lawyer, is visiting one of his clients, Martial Gaulard, when he's caught in a prison riot. Gaulard takes advantage of the situation and escapes while the police is convinced that Duroc has planned his client's jailbreak. Both men are soon hunted by the French police forces and they are forced to borrow a truck, a small boat and even a Rolls Royce on their way to Paris. In the French capital city, Duroc tries to meet the Général De Gaulle, the only authority who can pardon Gaulard, but Paris is on fire : students and police forces are fighting everywhere.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals (shown sympathetically) on the run Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals Escape/Rescue?    -   escape/rescue from prison/confinement How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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