Claude Zidi

Claude Zidi (born 25 July 1934) is a French film director and screenwriter who is noted for his mainstream burlesque comedies. Born in Paris, he started as a cameraman and then a cinematographer, and he made his directorial and screenwriting debut in 1971. He won the César Award for Best Director for My New Partner, for which he was also nominated for Best Writing. Source: Article "Claude Zidi" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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My New Partner (1984)

My New Partner is a 1984 French comedy film directed by Claude Zidi, starring Philippe Noiret and Thierry Lhermitte. Noiret plays a streetwise Paris policeman who takes kickbacks from the minor criminals on his beat to allow them to continue. At the start of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Philippe Noiret  •  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Régine  •  Grace de Capitani

My New Partner is a 1984 French comedy film directed by Claude Zidi, starring Philippe Noiret and Thierry Lhermitte. Noiret plays a streetwise Paris policeman who takes kickbacks from the minor criminals on his beat to allow them to continue. At the start of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Philippe Noiret  •  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Régine  •  Grace de Capitani

The Jackpot! (1991)

To his family, François Voisin is nothing more than a humdrum civil servant. In truth, for the past twenty years he has been working as a secret agent. All goes well until circumstances put his secret in danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Miou-Miou  •  Eddy Mitchell  •  Michel Boujenah

To his family, François Voisin is nothing more than a humdrum civil servant. In truth, for the past twenty years he has been working as a secret agent. All goes well until circumstances put his secret in danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Miou-Miou  •  Eddy Mitchell  •  Michel Boujenah

Inspector Blunder (1980)

A detective, fresh out of the academy (lowest mark in class), gets the assignment to bodyguard a spoiled rich girl reporter. She's been interviewed on TV and has questioned the virility of a mobster who kidnaps her later.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Coluche  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Dominique Lavanant  •  Julien Guiomar

A detective, fresh out of the academy (lowest mark in class), gets the assignment to bodyguard a spoiled rich girl reporter. She's been interviewed on TV and has questioned the virility of a mobster who kidnaps her later.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Coluche  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Dominique Lavanant  •  Julien Guiomar

Deux (1989)

The manager of a contemporary music composer falls in love with the real estate agent with whom he is looking for a house in Paris. But both have been used to living an independent life: they want to marry but at the same time, are afraid of marriage  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Maruschka Detmers  •  Michelle Goddet  •  François Cluzet

The manager of a contemporary music composer falls in love with the real estate agent with whom he is looking for a house in Paris. But both have been used to living an independent life: they want to marry but at the same time, are afraid of marriage  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Maruschka Detmers  •  Michelle Goddet  •  François Cluzet

The Under-Gifted In Vacation (1982)

A group of friends are planning how to spend their summer vacation. One plans to go to the Seychelles with his American girlfriend. At the airport she dumps him for another guy. He has no money so he steals a backpack and goes camping. Somehow he meets a pretty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Guy Marchand  •  Grace de Capitani  •  Florence Guérin

A group of friends are planning how to spend their summer vacation. One plans to go to the Seychelles with his American girlfriend. At the airport she dumps him for another guy. He has no money so he steals a backpack and goes camping. Somehow he meets a pretty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Guy Marchand  •  Grace de Capitani  •  Florence Guérin

Banzaï (1983)

Michel works there manically solving people's problems over the phone. He is about to tie the knot with his girl friend Isabelle, an airline hostess. She flies all over the world, he hates to leave the office. A series of madcap mishaps involving theft or injury ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Coluche  •  Valérie Mairesse  •  François Perrot  •  Éva Darlan

Michel works there manically solving people's problems over the phone. He is about to tie the knot with his girl friend Isabelle, an airline hostess. She flies all over the world, he hates to leave the office. A series of madcap mishaps involving theft or injury ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Coluche  •  Valérie Mairesse  •  François Perrot  •  Éva Darlan

My New Partner II (1990)

The partners are back and are in a tight spot! Francois is going through a moral crisis, and Rene is experiencing the same. But, honesty is not always the best policy. After being suspended for their actions, they return to face their far more crooked replacements.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Philippe Noiret  •  Grace de Capitani  •  Guy Marchand

The partners are back and are in a tight spot! Francois is going through a moral crisis, and Rene is experiencing the same. But, honesty is not always the best policy. After being suspended for their actions, they return to face their far more crooked replacements.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Philippe Noiret  •  Grace de Capitani  •  Guy Marchand

I'm Losing My Temper (1974)

Pierre is a clumsy, overly serious math teacher at an all-girls high school. His life is thrown into chaos after encountering a beautiful British actress and the paparazzi that follow her around.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Pierre Richard  •  Jane Birkin  •  Claude Piéplu  •  Jean Martin

Pierre is a clumsy, overly serious math teacher at an all-girls high school. His life is thrown into chaos after encountering a beautiful British actress and the paparazzi that follow her around.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Pierre Richard  •  Jane Birkin  •  Claude Piéplu  •  Jean Martin

Rookies Go to War (1974)

A Grand Slapstick comedy about four buddies serving in the army. Their long-suffering sergeant attempts to whip them into shape but the conflict spirals out of control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Gérard Rinaldi  •  Gérard Filipelli  •  Jean Sarrus  •  Jean-Guy Fechner

A Grand Slapstick comedy about four buddies serving in the army. Their long-suffering sergeant attempts to whip them into shape but the conflict spirals out of control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Gérard Rinaldi  •  Gérard Filipelli  •  Jean Sarrus  •  Jean-Guy Fechner

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DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Jacques Villeret  •  Michel Aumont  •  Gérard Lanvin  •  Michel Robbe

The Discord (1978)

Guillaume has made it: A machine that can clean dirty air by simply sucking all dirt into air balloons and then shipping them far far away so his explanation. Some Japanese business guys, after dinner with a lot of alcohol, order 5,000 pieces. His only problem: His ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Louis de Funès  •  Annie Girardot  •  Maurice Risch  •  Jean-Jacques Moreau

Guillaume has made it: A machine that can clean dirty air by simply sucking all dirt into air balloons and then shipping them far far away so his explanation. Some Japanese business guys, after dinner with a lot of alcohol, order 5,000 pieces. His only problem: His ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Louis de Funès  •  Annie Girardot  •  Maurice Risch  •  Jean-Jacques Moreau

Stuntwoman (1977)

Mike (Jean-Paul Belmondo) is a stuntman who works with his girlfriend Jane (Raquel Welch). On their wedding day Mike and Jane are forced by producers to do a stunt for a film they are working on. Mike, annoyed doesn't look on the road and crashes the car causing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Raquel Welch  •  Dany Saval  •  Raymond Gérôme

Mike (Jean-Paul Belmondo) is a stuntman who works with his girlfriend Jane (Raquel Welch). On their wedding day Mike and Jane are forced by producers to do a stunt for a film they are working on. Mike, annoyed doesn't look on the road and crashes the car causing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Raquel Welch  •  Dany Saval  •  Raymond Gérôme

Low Profile (1993)

A disillusioned police detective, used as a scapegoat by his corrupted superior, fights back by becoming a competent criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Patrick Bruel  •  Jean Yanne  •  Sandra Speichert  •  Didier Bezace

A disillusioned police detective, used as a scapegoat by his corrupted superior, fights back by becoming a competent criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Patrick Bruel  •  Jean Yanne  •  Sandra Speichert  •  Didier Bezace

Top Managers (1987)

While his three former college friends - Thierry, Gérard and Francis have made successful careers for themselves in business, Daniel has yet to make the grade. Tired of Daniel's frequent attempts to drag them into ill-considered ventures, Thierry and Gérard decide ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  François Cluzet  •  Christophe Malavoy  •  Claire Nebout  •  Jean-Claude Leguay

While his three former college friends - Thierry, Gérard and Francis have made successful careers for themselves in business, Daniel has yet to make the grade. Tired of Daniel's frequent attempts to drag them into ill-considered ventures, Thierry and Gérard decide ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  François Cluzet  •  Christophe Malavoy  •  Claire Nebout  •  Jean-Claude Leguay

The Wing or The Thigh? (1976)

Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast food entrepreneur Tri- catel to save the French art of cooking. After having agreed to appear on a talk show to show his skills in naming food and wine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Louis de Funès  •  Coluche  •  Claude Gensac  •  Ann Zacharias

Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast food entrepreneur Tri- catel to save the French art of cooking. After having agreed to appear on a talk show to show his skills in naming food and wine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Louis de Funès  •  Coluche  •  Claude Gensac  •  Ann Zacharias

Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar (1999)

Set in 50 B.C., Asterix and Obelix are living in a small but well-protected village in Gaul, where a magic potion concocted by Druids turns the townsfolk into mighty soldiers. When Roman troops carve a path through Gaul to reach the English Channel, Caesar and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Christian Clavier  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Michel Galabru

Set in 50 B.C., Asterix and Obelix are living in a small but well-protected village in Gaul, where a magic potion concocted by Druids turns the townsfolk into mighty soldiers. When Roman troops carve a path through Gaul to reach the English Channel, Caesar and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Christian Clavier  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Michel Galabru

Stadium Nuts (1972)

Les Charlots, a French rock group, continue their adventures, in the manner of the Beatles in Hard Day's Night. This is their second adventure. The foursome are on holiday, camping outside a village. The Olympic flame is going to pass through the village. A grocer, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Jean-Guy Fechner  •  Gérard Filipelli  •  Gérard Rinaldi  •  Jean Sarrus

Les Charlots, a French rock group, continue their adventures, in the manner of the Beatles in Hard Day's Night. This is their second adventure. The foursome are on holiday, camping outside a village. The Olympic flame is going to pass through the village. A grocer, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Jean-Guy Fechner  •  Gérard Filipelli  •  Gérard Rinaldi  •  Jean Sarrus

The Under-Gifted (1980)

The story centers around a graduating class of "less-gifted" students in a private Versailles high school. Only a miracle has brought the students this far along, and after a practical joke misfires and the whole school is dynamited, the students are in deep ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Maria Pacôme  •  Hubert Deschamps  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Richard Bohringer

The story centers around a graduating class of "less-gifted" students in a private Versailles high school. Only a miracle has brought the students this far along, and after a practical joke misfires and the whole school is dynamited, the students are in deep ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Maria Pacôme  •  Hubert Deschamps  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Richard Bohringer

Louis de Funès Forever (2013)

A moving and very funny portrait of the personal and professional life of the magnificent French comedian Louis de Funès (1914-83), as well as a detailed analysis of his masterful acting technique.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Grégory Monro
CAST:  Louis de Funès  •  Jamel Debbouze  •  Alexandre Astier  •  Guillaume Gallienne

A moving and very funny portrait of the personal and professional life of the magnificent French comedian Louis de Funès (1914-83), as well as a detailed analysis of his masterful acting technique.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Grégory Monro
CAST:  Louis de Funès  •  Jamel Debbouze  •  Alexandre Astier  •  Guillaume Gallienne

My New Partner III (2003)

Voilà dix ans que les chemins de René et de François se sont séparés. De l'époque glorieuse où, flics, ils écumaient le quartier Montmartre, il ne leur reste qu'une poignée de souvenirs, l'argent de leurs ripouseries s'étant évaporé avec le temps. Tout à une fin. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Philippe Noiret  •  Lorànt Deutsch  •  Chloé Flipo

Voilà dix ans que les chemins de René et de François se sont séparés. De l'époque glorieuse où, flics, ils écumaient le quartier Montmartre, il ne leur reste qu'une poignée de souvenirs, l'argent de leurs ripouseries s'étant évaporé avec le temps. Tout à une fin. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Zidi
CAST:  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Philippe Noiret  •  Lorànt Deutsch  •  Chloé Flipo
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