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Movie The Sucker (1965)
This scene with Bourvil and Louis de Funès is, still today, in everyone's mind. She immortalizes the most cult accident in French cinema.
Place du Panthéon Paris
Place du Panthéon Paris. (Photo credit: Fantrippers)

“Oh, well, now she’s going to walk a lot worse!”

Antoine Maréchal (Bourvil) to Léopold Saroyan (Louis de Funès)

Antoine Maréchal (Bourvil) is on a little cloud, he finally leaves for Italy at the wheel of his beautiful blue 2CV. With his suitcases packed, he heads quietly towards the Pantheon Square.

At the same time, Léopold Saroyan’s Rolls Royce (Louis de Funès) crashes into the rue Clovis and hits the small Citroën from behind, which falls to pieces in front of number 6, Place du Panthéon.

Catastrophe, Antoine comes out of his car completely devastated. His vacation’s ruined and he doesn’t know what’s going to happen to him.

The unsympathetic Saroyan, who does not care about the poor man’s fate, assures him that it does not matter and that all he has to do is walk. He hastily gives him his business card, then goes back to his business, leaving Antoine in the square.

When Bourvil launches the line, which has become cult, “Now, she’s going to walk a lot less necessarily!”, we can quickly see Louis de Funès turning his head. He laughed out loud because of this totally improvised repartee by his companion.

250

In order to completely dislocate the 2CV, 250 electric bolts had to be implanted on strategic points. The stage had to be shot in one go, the slightest flaw reduced a month’s work to nothing.

Scene of the accident in The Sucker
Scene of the accident in The Sucker (Photo credit: Les Films Corona, Explorer Film ’58)
Scene of the accident in The Sucker
Scene of the accident in The Sucker (Photo credit: Les Films Corona, Explorer Film ’58)
Scene of the accident in The Sucker
Scene of the accident in The Sucker (Photo credit: Les Films Corona, Explorer Film ’58)
Scene of the accident in The Sucker
Scene of the accident in The Sucker (Photo credit: Les Films Corona, Explorer Film ’58)
Scene of the accident in The Sucker
Scene of the accident in The Sucker (Photo credit: Les Films Corona, Explorer Film ’58)
Scene of the accident in The Sucker
Scene of the accident in The Sucker (Photo credit: Les Films Corona, Explorer Film ’58)

6 Place du Panthéon

Close to the Pantheon, in front of the Saint-Etienne-du-Mont church, number 6 is ideally located on this particularly popular Parisian square.

Designed in 1770 on the former gardens of the Abbey of Sainte-Geneviève, the Pantheon square necessitated the destruction of the Lisieux college, founded in 1336 by Guy d’Harcourt.

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By Damien Duarte

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone font partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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The Sucker in a limited edition 50th anniversary box set

The Sucker in a limited edition 50th anniversary box set

Discover the limited edition 50th anniversary box set of the Sucker in restored version with screenplay of the film annotated by Gérard Oury, selection of press articles assembled by the director’s mother and Blu-Ray exclusive bonus.

SYNOPSIS: Antoine Maréchal’s vacation is in jeopardy. Upon his departure, his 2 CV was reduced to rubble by the Rolls of Saroyan. To compensate him, the latter offers him an all-expenses paid Naples-Bordeaux trip, driving a superb Cadillac stuffed with drugs and diamonds…

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