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The Favour, the Watch, and the Very Big Fish Details

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In this hectic farce, Louis Aubinard (Bob Hoskins) is at the bottom of every totem pole he's ever come near, a nebbish and unattractive man who makes a poor living as a photographer of religious tableaux. His sister doesn't respect him and deliberately cooks awful food just to makes his life more miserable. At work, he is in danger of losing his job if he can't find a suitable model for a Christ-on-the-cross photo. One of his friends (Jean-Pierre Cassel) asks him to fill in for him on a movie project, and without knowing what he's being asked to do, Louis agrees to help out. He is astonished to discover that he is to provide the voiced-over cries of orgasmic delight for a porn movie. His fellow dubber is a lovely woman named Sybil (Natasha Richardson), and together, they voice a world-shaking sexual climax for the movie. Sybil then asks the hapless Louis to do a favor for her, and once again, he agrees. He meets the actress' boyfriend (Jeff Goldblum) as he is being released from jail and simultaneously finds his model for the troublesome photo. Things become particularly frenetic when the addle-pated ex-con takes his holy image too much to heart and begins trying to work miracles. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

  • Release date:May 8, 1992

Cast

Bob Hoskins
as Louis Aubinard
Jeff Goldblum
as Pianist
Natasha Richardson
as Sybil
Michel Blanc
as Norbert
Jacques Villeret
as Charles
Angela Pleasence
as Elizabeth
Samuel Chaimovitch
as Grandfather
Patrick Albenque
as Sound Engineer
Bruce Altman
John Arnold
as 2nd Passer-By
Eric Averlant
as Taxi Driver
Gilette Barbier
as 5th Old Woman
Pascal Beckar
as 2nd Apostle
Fazia Boussoffara
as Mustapha's Woman
Julien Calderbank
as Blind Child
Geoffrey Carey
as 6th Apostle
Jean-Pierre Cassel
as Zalman
André Chaumeau
as Ice Cream Vendor
Yvonne Constant
as The Prostitute
Lylia Dalskaia
as Singer in the Restaurant
Janine Darcey
as 2nd Old Woman
Artus de Penguern
as Saint Francois
Philippe Dormoy
as Young Man in the Cinema
Charles-Andre Eisler
as Tramp Neighbor
Martine Ferrière
as Charles' Mother
Denys Fouqueray
as Waiter at Cafe Liberte
Mireille Franchino
as 3rd Old Woman
Jean-Claude Gillet
as Arab Fish Seller
Pamela Goldblum
as Large Woman
Louba Guertchikoff
as 1st Old Woman
Edouard Hastings
as 3rd Apostle
Jacques Herlin
as Man with Hooked Nose
Maurice Herman
as 1st Apostle
Caroline Jacquin
as Receptionist at Sound Studio
Carlos Kloster
as Bishop
Sylvie Laporte
as Coat Seller
Jenny Legros
as Jungle Woman
Anne Levy
as The Baker's Wife
Caroline Loeb
as Waitress at the Shabby Cafe
Daniel Lombart
as Theo
Claire Magnin
as Mother in the Metro
Mado Maurin
as 4th Old Woman
Claudine Mavros
as Mother Superior
Hilton McConnico
as 2nd Spectator
Beth McFadden
as Young Girl in Sugar Club
Gerald Morales
as 1st Chauffeur
Louis Navarre
as The Baker
Dhan Olivier
as Jungle Man
Fedele Papalia
as Barman at the Sordid Bar
Oleg Ponomarenko
as Musician at Restaurant Tzigane
Jacques Potin
as 1st Spectator
Jean-Michel Ribes
as Blind Man
Michel Sebban
as 4th Apostle
Maximilien Seide
as Small Boy in the Metro
Gisele Soban
as 1st Passer-By
Sacha Vikouloff
as Violinist
Jac Vleeshouwers
as 5th Apostle
Gerard Zalcberg
as Freed Prisoner
Jacques Potin
as 1st Spectator
Anne Levy
as The Baker's Wife
Mireille Franchino
as 3rd Old Woman
Fazia Boussoffara
as Mustapha's Woman
Gerard Zalcberg
as Freed Prisoner
Jacques Herlin
as Man with Hooked Nose
Jenny Legros
as Jungle Woman
Edouard Hastings
as 3rd Apostle
Charles-Andre Eisler
as Tramp Neighbor
Gisele Soban
as 1st Passer-By
Oleg Ponomarenko
as Musician at Restaurant Tzigane
Denys Fouqueray
as Waiter at Cafe Liberte
Pascal Beckar
as 2nd Apostle
Caroline Jacquin
as Receptionist at Sound Studio
Maximilien Seide
as Small Boy in the Metro
André Chaumeau
as Ice Cream Vendor
Jac Vleeshouwers
as 5th Apostle
Gilette Barbier
as 5th Old Woman
Patrick Albenque
as Sound Engineer
Beth McFadden
as Young Girl in Sugar Club
John Arnold
as 2nd Passer-By
Louba Guertchikoff
as 1st Old Woman
Louis Navarre
as The Baker
Sylvie Laporte
as Coat Seller
Daniel Lombart
as Theo
Yvonne Constant
as The Prostitute
Sacha Vikouloff
as Violinist
Jean-Pierre Cassel
as Zalman
Maurice Herman
as 1st Apostle
Geoffrey Carey
as 6th Apostle
Janine Darcey
as 2nd Old Woman
Carlos Kloster
as Bishop
Martine Ferrière
as Charles' Mother
Jean-Claude Gillet
as Arab Fish Seller
Dhan Olivier
as Jungle Man
Hilton McConnico
as 2nd Spectator
Caroline Loeb
as Waitress at the Shabby Cafe
Eric Averlant
as Taxi Driver
Michel Sebban
as 4th Apostle
Jean-Michel Ribes
as Blind Man
Pamela Goldblum
as Large Woman
Claudine Mavros
as Mother Superior
Lylia Dalskaia
as Singer in the Restaurant
Claire Magnin
as Mother in the Metro
Philippe Dormoy
as Young Man in the Cinema
Fedele Papalia
as Barman at the Sordid Bar
Gerald Morales
as 1st Chauffeur
Mado Maurin
as 4th Old Woman
Artus de Penguern
as Saint Francois
Julien Calderbank
as Blind Child

Crew

Ben Lewin
Director
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Producer
Simon Perry
Producer
Michelle de Broca
Producer
Ben Lewin
Screenwriter
Bernard Zitzermann
Cinematographer
Vladimir Cosma
Composer (Music Score)
John Grover
Editor
Carlos Conti
Production Designer
Elisabeth Tavernier
Costume Designer
Edward Tise
Sound/Sound Designer
Francoise Chapuis
Makeup
Marcel Ayme
Short Story Author
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