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Rue du Pied-De-Grue

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Intended as a kind of satire on a certain type of social-climbing mania, this routine comedy misses like a faulty engine. The drunken father (Philippe Noiret) of a typical, undistinguished middle-class family in Nantes is certain that he could have been -- should have been -- a great novelist. That conviction is paired with another, that his untalented son -- obvious to everyone but the family -- should be given the praise and emoluments that he deserves. When the aspiring pianist's teachers fail to...more

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