While the famous winter comedy Splendid is broadcast this evening on TF1, we return to a scene in which Christian Clavier throws a tantrum, and to a fit of laughter that Gérard Jugnot and Thierry Lhermitte have great difficulty hiding.
Les Bronzés sont du ski, a famous comedy carried out “all schuss” by the Splendid troupe in 1979, is one of those popular classics that we take pleasure in rediscovering every year, when the après-ski season, chairlifts and Savoyard fondues are on the horizon.
While Patrice Leconte’s feature film (in which Jean-Claude Dusse, Gigi, Jérôme, Popeye and their friends treat themselves to a winter sports vacation) is broadcast this evening on TF1, let’s focus on a small detail that you may have never noticed, even if you know the film by heart.
Once is not customary, this is not a reference or a cameo, but a small blunder, or rather an irrepressible burst of laughter that two members of the small group desperately try to hide .
Look at Gérard Jugnot’s face at 39 minutes and 34 seconds!
At 39 minutes and 34 seconds of the film, in the scene where Jérôme has a nervous breakdown after discovering his disappointing result at the end of a ski competition, pay close attention to Thierry Lhermitte and Gérard Jugnot, who are right behind him when he angrily throws his ski poles into the snow.
Faced with the comic talent of their sidekick Christian Clavier, who has no equal when it comes to getting angry in front of a camera, the two sidekicks do everything possible to avoid bursting out laughing. We can first see Jugnot vigorously pinching his nose, then, a few seconds later, it is Lhermitte’s turn to look away several times, while a perilous smile hovers permanently on his face.
Even if the two actors manage somehow to hold back, and even if all the spectator’s attention is focused on Clavier’s playing, we easily notice the grin on their faces when we know where and when to look.
Have you spotted any other laughs in Les Bronzés sont du ski?
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