While the comedy “Raid Dingue” by Dany Boon is broadcast this evening on TF1, a look back at 10 film titles that play with words.
What binds us, Alarme Fatale, L’Arnacoeur… On the occasion of the broadcast of RAID Dingue on TF1 this evening, a look back at 10 feature films which – like Dany Boon’s film – offer a game of words to their viewers right from their title.
How to describe in one word the main character of this romantic comedy by Pascal Chaumeil, played by Romain Duris? A couple-breaking scammer who ends up falling under the spell of the pretty Juliette (Vanessa Paradis), so he is, very logically… a heartthrob!
What binds us
A triple nod to the family relationships that unite the main characters, to the lees of the wine they make, but also to the production house of director Cédric Klapisch (Ce qui me meut), the title of this tender dramatic comedy immediately takes you to the middle of the Burgundy vineyards.
A romance in the midst of elite French troops, completely crazy characters… For this action comedy by Dany Boon worn by Alice Pol, the title was found, and the pun went without saying.
French people in Manhattan, a group of friends who leave to settle in the Big Apple… As Friends was already taken, Géraldine Nakache and Hervé Mimran focused on the bond uniting their characters and on the name of the city in which they were turning to find the title of their film.
Arab on the town
Et pas Peur sur la ville, a famous feature film directed by Henri Verneuil and worn by Jean-Paul Belmondo in 1975. It is obviously to this classic detective film that the title of the comedy by Djamel Bensalah refers, in which Bouder becomes the first “positive discrimination” of the police.
Elementary, my dear… Lock Holmes
More soberly titled Without A Clue in its original version, this parody revisiting with humor the famous novels of Arthur Conan Doyle offers the French public a little pun by disguising one of the famous lines of the detective: ” Elementary my dear Watson !”
Up to the Guard
The relentless struggle of a mother seeking to save her child at all costs, ready to fight in court… until custody. An unforgettable thriller, carried by great actors, and which, like a sword, will sink into our memories as spectators… to the hilt. A double-edged title for a film sharpened like a blade.
Halal state police
Substitute “Hawaii” for “Halal”, and instead of the famous 70s detective series carried by Jack Lord and James MacArthur, you get a comedy with Eric and Ramzy, in which the latter try to get their hands on a fearsome serial killer in Barbès.
“Stupidity is the essence of man”, can we read on the poster of this science fiction comedy directed by Mike Judge in 2007. In this futuristic world where Joe Bowers wakes up after 500 years of hibernation, the intellectual level of his fellow citizens has greatly diminished. Enough to transform its good old democracy into a real… idiocracy.