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The Wing and the Thigh Movie Review Summary

Actors: Louis De Funès, Coluche, Julien Guiomar, Claude Gensac, Raymond Bussières, Marcel Dalio, Ann Zacharias

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Wing and the Thigh

THE WING AND THE THIGH (L'aile ou la Cuisse) is a comedy written and directed by Claude Zidi in 1976.

Charles Duchemin is the esteemed author of the Duchemin guide which, every year, gives or withdraws stars from French restaurants. Now Tricatel, the king of industrial food, is trying to obtain the mockup of the next edition of the guide while Duchemin and his son are testing their last restaurants before the printing.

Duchemin has also to deal with the passion of his son Coluche for circus. Every night, Coluche leaves home in order to play the clown in the circus he's created.
This report prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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