February 19, 2007

Pagnol & boules

The other day I mentioned French writer Marcel Pagnol. The motion pictures Jean de Florette and its sequel Manon des Sources were based on his novels.
I just found the famous scene from his 1932 movie "Fanny", when a Marseille tram has to await the end of a boules game. The "capitaine" shoots and wins, but César - in colorful language loaded with hyperbole - disputes the win claiming he took one, if not two steps too many.
The rest of the 3:38 clip is another argument over who is the biggest liar in town but it ends in total harmony over a glass of pastis.

Update 2009-04-07
Clip was deleted. See new post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Loved the video. I wish they still had streetcars like this (where you can hang on to the sides and back and ride in the fresh air).

Jeff Widen