Cinema: Flaky Farce

PARDON MON AFFAIRE

Directed by YVES ROBERT Screenplay by JEAN-LOUP DABADIE

Pardon Mon Affaire is one of those sex farces that the French seem to be able to whip up like croissants — airy, pleasant and a little flaky. Because it is something of a standard product, it is also rather predictable. When a married bureaucrat (Jean Rochefort) conceives a passion for a flashy Paris model (Anny Duperey), we have no doubt that he is going to bed her in the final reel — after first undergoing a series of ritual humiliations befitting a middle-aged...

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