Pardon Mon Affaire

Pardon Mon Affaire (French Un éléphant ça trompe énormément, in English literally An Elephant Can Be Extremely Deceptive), is a 1976 French comedy film co-written and directed by Yves Robert. It was remade as the 1984 American film The Woman in Red.

Pardon Mon Affaire
French theatrical release poster
Directed byYves Robert
Produced byAlain Poiré
Yves Robert
Written byJean-Loup Dabadie
Yves Robert
StarringJean Rochefort
Claude Brasseur
Guy Bedos
Victor Lanoux
Danièle Delorme
Anny Duperey
Marthe Villalonga
Music byVladimir Cosma
CinematographyRené Mathelin
Edited byGérard Pollicand
Release date
22 September 1976 (1976-09-22)
Running time
105 minutes
Box office$21.9 million[1]

The original title contains a pun in French. The word "trompe" means both "the (elephant's) trunk" and "to cheat" (in a sexual/romantic way). The movie is about a married man's desire to have an affair with a model he just met. The film was followed by a sequel, Pardon Mon Affaire, Too!.

Awards and nominations

  • César Awards (France)
    • Won: Best Actor Supporting Role (Claude Brasseur)
    • Nominated: Best Actress Supporting Role (Anny Duperey)
    • Nominated: Best Writing (Jean-Loup Dabadie)
  • Golden Globe Awards (USA)
    • Nominated: Best Foreign Film

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