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La Vache et le prisonnier (English Subtitled) 1959 NR

4.7 out of 5 stars (7) IMDb 7.2/10

In 1942, a French prisonner of war in Germany decide to escape to France using a cow hold by a lunge as a decoy.

Starring:
Fernandel, Pierre-Louis
Runtime:
1 hour, 59 minutes

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Genres Comedy
Director Henri Verneuil
Starring Fernandel, Pierre-Louis
Supporting actors Ellen Schwiers, Ingeborg Schöner, Heinrich Gretler, Richard Winckler, Bernard Musson, Maurice Nasil, René Havard, Albert Rémy, Franziska Kinz, Benno Hoffmann, Franz Muxeneder, Marcel Rouzé, Ludwig Schmid-Wildy, Gustl Gstettenbaur, Albert Hehn, Dieter Hildebrandt, Til Kiwe, Georg Lehn
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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This was my second time watching this movie, my first time was almost 50 years ago when I first started to learn French. It is spoken in French with English subtitles. The movie is about a French prisoner of war who uses the prop of a "borrowed" cow to make it through all sorts of complicated and often comical situations to escape from Germany and make it back home to his beloved France. As a German who grew up in post-war Germany in the border region between the two countries, the story was especially interesting and endearing to me. The acting is superb and the relationship that develops between Marguerite (the cow) and this prisoner is touching and funny. Unfortunately (for me, at least) the film is in black &white, something to get used to after all these years.
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such a great actor! Fernandel is superb. Never disappointing to see such talent. This is a classic among classics. A must see.
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I first saw this movie in 1967 on the late night local movie, never saw it again. I never forgot about the movie and was glad that I found it on amazon by sheer chance.I couldn't remember all the movie so in a way it was like watching a new movie. I did remember the part where our hero is hiding in that hole from the heavy German armored company. I think anyone who likes old movies will enjoy it, and the surprise ending.Maybe amazon will uncover another French movie I saw on tv in 1967 " The Bear " it is about a lovesick talking bear.
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Another sample of Pure Love going through a terrible war untouched. :) My dad taught me to love Fernandel movies. I love him million of times.
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