Le père Noël est une ordure / Santa Claus is a Stinker

Le père Noël est une ordure / Santa Claus is a Stinker

Jean-Marie Poiré | Satire | 90min | France 1982 | OmeU

At the Paris office of a telephone helpline for depressed people on Christmas Eve Thérèse and Pierre are on duty. They try to listen to the lonely callers’ sorrows and to help. It’s not prohibited however to let them come by in person. When they make an exception to this rule, a turbulent night begins in which an irascible Santa Claus brings no gifts, but only problems. Even the Bulgarian neighbour with his traditional pastries doesn’t help much.

Sunday, 22.12. | 21:00 Uhr

Thérèse: Anémone
Pierre Mortez: Thierry Lhermitte
Josette: Marie-Anne Chazel
Félix: Gérard Jugnot
Katia: Christian Clavier
Madame Musquin: Josiane Balasko
Preskovic: Bruno Moynot
The Pharmacist: Jacques François
Monsieur Leblé: Martin Lamotte

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré
Writers: Josiane Balasko, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Clavier, Gérard Jugnot, Thierry Lhermitte, Bruno Moynot, Jean-Marie Poiré
DoP: Robert Alazraki
Editor: Catherine Kelber
Sound: Pierre Lenoir
Music: Vladimir Cosma
Production Design: Marc Frédérix, Willy Holt
Costume Design: Cécile Magnan
Producer: Yves Rousset-Rouard
Executive Producer: Christian Ferry

Production: Trinacra Films, Films A2, Les Films du Splendid
Distribution: StudioCanal