A Real Crass Act


BRONZES BUDDIES: Filming together again, from left to right, Chazel, Blanc, Balasko, Clavier and Jugnot

Loudly dressed and louder voiced, they're the tourists from hell. Self-centered and sex-obsessed, they rarely miss the chance to insult each other or the locals. And that's why the French lionize them. This septet of risibly dysfunctional characters collectively known as Les Bronzés (the Suntanners) have become Gallic cultural icons. Their egotism and low-brow fixations are still catnip to French comedy fans even though their debut film hit the screens a full 28 years ago. Their second — and only other — sortie into cinema, Les Bronzés Go Skiing, released a year later, marked their last incarnation....

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