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L'âne de Zigliara (1970)



Credited cast:
Jean Lefebvre ... Gégé
Eliane Maazel Eliane Maazel ... Maddalena
Jacques Astoux Jacques Astoux ... Dominique
Régine Ginestet Régine Ginestet ... Lina
Maurice Chevit Maurice Chevit ... Le maire de Sainte-Marie
Jean Franval Jean Franval ... Le maire de Zigliara
Pascal Mazzotti ... Le juge Cyprien
Jean-Paul Moulinot Jean-Paul Moulinot ... L'évêque
François Leccia François Leccia ... Marc
Albert Michel Albert Michel ... Le curé
Roger Crouzet Roger Crouzet ... Simon Pieri
Pierre Mirat Pierre Mirat ... Achille Lambrosi
Jacques Préboist Jacques Préboist ... Le commis du greffe
Jean Daniel Jean Daniel ... Le juge Ménard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie Cecora Marie Cecora


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The Lord moves in mysterious ways
19 January 2016 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This is the only theatrically released movie by Jean Canolle,who essentially worked for the TV.

It is a moderately pleasant comedy,filmed on location in Corsica ;wide screen and color do the splendid landscapes justice and there's a lovely score too.

Maddalena's donkey has disappeared and it causes local politics problem in her village of Zingaria;when the animal is found again,it is also claimed by another person ,a bailiff from the village of Sainte- Marie .As the two villages cannot stand the sight of each other,it just makes matters worse .It will take a trial to solve the case .

With two exceptions,the actors are unknown,even for a French early seventies audience .Jean Lefèvre finds here one of his least mediocre part as the road-man who stutters ,except when he speaks to the donkey;he even speaks to Saint Sebastian,imitating Fernandel's Don Camillo with consummate skill. Tino Rossi is the guest star - and it would be his final film-but his song and his scene in Paris with a man from the government are mostly filler,as is the interminable elopement of a Romeo from Sainte -Marie and a Juliet from Zingaria.

Although the movie loses steam in its last third ,there are lots of things happening ,a stormy town council ,a turbulent populace before the court, a priest and his bishop,and a vet under pressure .

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3 September 1971 (France) See more »

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