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La Chevre [DVD] [1982] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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  • Language: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000897B7
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 212,344 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A dedicated private eye searches for a businessman's daughter in Mexico, but the case is complicated by the amateur sleuthing of the client's accountant.

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By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 6 Dec. 2007
Format: DVD
Remade less successfully as Pure Luck, the first of Pierre Richard and Gerard Depardieu's three teamings for writer-director Francis Veber, La Chevre is still the best of the bunch. Richard's the idiot accountant assigned to find a missing girl in South America simply because he's every bit as accident-prone as she is, while Depardieu's the worldly private eye who has to pretend to be working for him while really running the case and trying to keep him out of trouble. You can pretty much fill in the gaps from there, but that doesn't make it any less funny. Richard's pratfalls work not just because they're unsensationally directed rather than heavily telegraphed (one even takes place out of focus in the background) but because, like Clouseau, Richard's character doesn't know he's a clumsy idiot. In fact, he thinks he's the epitome of cool and control. But it's Depardieu who really makes the film, his underplayed exasperation and beautiful reaction shots easily the funniest thing in the film, especially as he realises with increasing fatalism that Richard's bad luck is starting to rub off.

Kino's Region 1 NTSC DVD transfer suffers from being a standards conversion from PAL, which is acceptable but has some blurring not present on the Australian DVD (where the film is also available on a triple-disc set with Les Comperes and Les Fugitifs).
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De beste film van pierre richard. De combinatie met Richard Depardieu is een perfecte chemie voor een komische film. Veel onverwachte grappen dus de film is niet voorspelbaar en dat maakt het extra leuk. Helaas niet in regio 2 te krijgen maar met een beetje dvd speler wel afspeelbaar. Dit is een must see. Goede beeldkwaliteit
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9e889348) out of 5 stars 45 reviews
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9eb4839c) out of 5 stars A riotous French comedy 25 May 2003
By LGwriter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Give Francis Veber a whole lot of credit. He's able to exploit the comic talents, latent or otherwise, of Gerard Depardieu as the straight man to Pierre Richard's fall guy (literally--Richard's character takes more pratfalls than one of our late presidents--the impeached kind--in a room full of old banana peels). As the Jonah to end all Jonahs, Richard teams up with Depardieu to find the daughter of French tycoon, kidnapped in Mexico. And she herself is subject to all kinds of misfortunes.
Knowing this, the tycoon's head company psychologist theorizes that it takes a Jonah to find one, so suggests to his boss that Richard go to Mexico--accompanied by Depardieu's private investigator--to find the girl.
Hilarity ensues. There are so many funny bits in here that it's hard to fault this comedy for any reason. Those of you not fond of the Marx Brothers and other zingy slapstick, steer clear. Those others who find wacko comedy refreshing and downright fun (like I do), dig in. This is right up your alley.
Richard is perfect and Depardieu is equally great as his sometime patsy. Or should I say pratsy? Zingy, dingy, and the perfect antidote to the recession blues.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9eae96b4) out of 5 stars Good Silly Fun 5 Nov. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
As a little girl I remember watching this film with my father (or should I say, watching him lose it over the silly antics of Gerard Depardieu and Pierre Richard). The movie itself has a fun and energetic plot, lots of silly twists and fine acting. I can't say I have watched enough French films to be an expert, but as comedies go, this one is a true gem. To those of you who are a little iffy about investing 26 dollars or so on this DVD, the hilarity involved is similar to Tom Hanks 1985 American remake "Man with one Red Shoe" of Pierre Richard's 1973 "Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" comedy. Same kind of sillyness and rambunctious coincidences, etc. It's worth it! :-)
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9eb34198) out of 5 stars It's Good for A Good Laugh! 8 Nov. 2004
By Josey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
This movie is about the daughter of a CEO who was born under an unlucky star. Everything that can possibly or impossibly happen happens to her. This time she manages to disappear to the distress of her father who tries to get her back. Gerard Depardieu plays the man hired to find her. But the only way to find such an unlucky girl is get someone just as unlucky to retrace her steps. That's where Pierre Richard comes in! Pierre Richard plays an employee of the CEO's who is not only an impossibly unfortunate person but he is also very oblivious about it. With Pierre Richard hired to lead Gerard Depardieu in the right direction, it is Gerard Depardieu that feels himself unlucky. That is unlucky to be paired with such a partner. Gerard Depardieu and Pierre Richard are the French version of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. All in all, a funny movie with some very memorable moments.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ea3b858) out of 5 stars Idiot's delight 10 Sept. 2006
By Trevor Willsmer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Remade less successfully as Pure Luck, the first of Pierre Richard and Gerard Depardieu's three teamings for writer-director Francis Veber, La Chevre is still the best of the bunch. Richard's the idiot accountant assigned to find a missing girl in South America simply because he's every bit as accident-prone as she is, while Depardieu's the worldly private eye who has to pretend to be working for him while really running the case and trying to keep him out of trouble. You can pretty much fill in the gaps from there, but that doesn't make it any less funny. Richard's pratfalls work not just because they're unsensationally directed rather than heavily telegraphed (one even takes place out of focus in the background) but because, like Clouseau, Richard's character doesn't know he's a clumsy idiot. In fact, he thinks he's the epitome of cool and control. But it's Depardieu who really makes the film, his underplayed exasperation and beautiful reaction shots easily the funniest thing in the film, especially as he realises with increasing fatalism that Richard's bad luck is starting to rub off.

Kino's DVD transfer suffers from being a standards conversion from PAL, which is acceptable but has some blurring not present on the Australian DVD (where the film is also available on a triple-disc set with Les Comperes and Les Fugitifs).
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9eab04bc) out of 5 stars Fun and Action French Style 29 Sept. 2005
By Mr. Erich A. Mayer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Two incomperable French comedians join in an amusing and action-packed farce to make you feel how lucky it is to be unlucky. If you like light-hearted French comedy encased in an improbable but amusing plot then this movie is for you.
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