Les Bronzés font du ski

07 March 2021  |  Culture

French Fried Vacation - a cult French comedy classic

During these difficult times of confinement while most amateur sports and leisure activies are restriced, here's a classic French film set on the ski slopes to bring a smile to your face !

The Cast

The cast of the film is made up from performers from the 'The Splendid' troupe from Paris. The Splendid was the name of a theatre / café located at 10, rue des Lombards in Paris. Created in 1974 the troupe comprised Christian Clavier, Gérard Jugnot, Thierry Lhermitte, Marie-Anne Chazel, Josiane Balasko, Bruno Moynot and Michel Blanc.

They produced their first successful film, 'French Fried Vacation', ('Les Bronzés') in 1978. Set in the Ivory Coast, the film follows a group of holidaymakers who become friends, on holiday to forget their everyday problems and emotional disappointments. Games, competitions, outings, bathing and sunburn accompany a continual succession of casual affairs.

The follow-up in 1979, 'French Fried Vacation 2' is set in the Val d'Isère ski-resort, reuniting the 8 friends in another cult comedy classic. Here's a clip from the movie;

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Virginie Erre

After gaining a Masters Degree from the Panthéon Sorbonne, I worked as a real-estate agent for luxury properties and now am a manager with Pure France high quality holiday rentals. I am also a yoga instructor.

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