The Lonesome Pierre Etaix (5)

(Yo Yo le millionaire)

Γαλλία/France, 1965, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir.: Pierre Étaix. Σεν./Scr.: Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carrière. Φωτ./Cin.: Jean Boffety. Μοντ./Ed.: Henri Lanoë. Μουσ./Mus.: Jean Paillaud. Ηθ./Cast: Claudine Auger, Pierre Étaix, Philippe Dionnet. Παρ./Prod.: C.A.P.A.C.. Διαν./Dist.: Filmtrade. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 92΄.

A man has everything: a palace, a lake, mechanical toys, a private troupe of entertaining musicians. He has it all - but love. When alone, he sits at a desk, looking at a photograph of a pretty girl. One day, the circus descended onto his palace, and he recognized the Amazon on the white horse - the girl in the photograph. The girl is now the mother of a small boy, Yo-Yo, who she thinks looks like the millionaire, even under a clown's make-up. The boy will spend some time in the palace, but soon he will leave. Time passes and one day Yo-Yo will be the owner of his father's palace, now in decay. Starting from scratch, he will rebuilt it, and be praised as a great artist, a filmmaker, a millionaire. Yet, something is amiss...

yoyo

(Tant qu’on a la sante)

Γαλλία/France, 1966, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir.: Pierre Étaix. Σεν./Scr.: Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carrière. Φωτ./Cin.: Jean Boffety. Μοντ./Ed.: Henri Lanoë, Raymond Lewin, Roger Salesse, Andrée Werlin, Marie-Josèphe, Yoyotte. Μουσ./Mus.: René Giner, Luce Klein, Jean Paillaud. Ηθ./Cast: Denise Péronne, Pierre Étaix, Simone Fonder. Παρ./Prod.: C.A.P.A.C., Les Films de la Colombe. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 77΄.
 
The director's cut (restored version) opens and closes with theatrical curtains, and is divided into four parts.
 
I - L'insomnie: a man can't sleep, and reads about vampires until sunrise, when his wife finally wakes up and reveals her true nature. II - Le cinématographe: employees leaving the factory, or the office, are a much eventful thing, and finding a sit in a crowded cinema is quite a task. III - Tant qu'on a la santé: everyone suffers of stress, and the psychiatrist most of all other people. IV - Nous n'irons plus au bois: a weekend hunter, a couple out for a picnic, and a farmer setting a wire fence find that a large wood is not large enough to accommodate them all.

Tant qu on a la sante-1

 

Γαλλία/France, 1962, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir. - Σεν./Scr.: Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carrière. Φωτ./Cin.: Pierre Levent. Μοντ./Ed.: Pierre Gillette. Μουσ./Mus.: Jean Paillaud. Ηθ./Cast: France Arnel, Pierre Étaix, Laurence Lignères. Παρ./Prod.: C.A.P.A.C., Cocinor, Copra Films. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 83΄.
 
Pierre is a shy man whose sole focus in life is studying astrology in solitude, which is often difficult since he still lives at and studies in his parent's house. Not knowing how to approach women in a romantic way, he watches how other men operate and tries to emulate them, most often without success. He ends up attracting Laurence, the one woman he doesn't really want, who lives next door, but he becomes obsessed with Stella, a singer he sees on television. He believes her love song is being sung for him. As Pierre tries to get away from Laurence while pursuing Stella, he may miss the perfect match who may be right under his nose. 

Le Soupirant-1

Γαλλία/France, 1969, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Pierre Étaix. Σεν./Scr.: Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carrière. Φωτ./Cin.: Jean Boffety. Μοντ./Ed.: Henri Lanoë. Μουσ./Mus.: Claude Stieremans. Ηθ./Cast:  Annie Fratellini, Pierre Étaix, Nicole Calfan. Παρ./Prod.: C.A.P.A.C., Les Productions de la Guéville, Madeleine Films. Διαν./Dist.: Filmtrade. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 87΄.
 
Pierre married Florence, the only daughter of a small industrialist. Fifteen  years later, he is the boss, but his middle-class wife worries him a lot. When a new young and lovely secretary appears, he starts dreaming.

Le grand amour-3

(Heureux anniversaire)

Γαλλία/France, 1962, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir. - Σεν./Scr.: Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carrière. Φωτ./Cin.: Pierre Levent. Μοντ./Ed.: Andrée Werlin, Eva Zora. Μουσ./Mus.: Claude Stieremans. Ηθ./Cast: Georges Loriot, Nono Zammit, Lucien Frégis. Παρ./Prod.: C.A.P.A.C.. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 15΄.
 
A woman is preparing a romantic dinner for two, for her and her husband to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Her husband is out running a series of errands, mostly to pick up anniversary gifts for his wife. But the anti-anniversary Gods seem to be working against him. Will it still be a happy anniversary by the time he makes it home?

Heureux Anniversaire-1