After convincing his “sucker” Antoine Maréchal (Bourvil) to drive the Cadillac full of illegal products from Naples to Bordeaux, Léopold Saroyan (Louis de Funès) invites him to lunch with his associates.
The poor fellow is remarkable for his simplicity. When one of the accomplices speaks to him about a book by Stendhal as a real guide, he answers that he has already bought the Michelin.
Once Antoine is gone, Leopold explains to the other guests all the hiding places of the different products in the car, without knowing that they are registered.
The maître d’hôtel Mario Costa (Pierre Roussel) has hidden microphones in the room and recovers the plan that Leopold thinks he has destroyed and gives it to the gangster “Le Bègue” (Venantino Venantini) for 10% of the winnings.
The Sucker is inspired by a true story, that of the host Jacques Angelvin, who unknowingly transported 52 kg of heroin in his Buick from Marseille to New York. The star of “Paris-Club” was sentenced to 5 years in prison.
Founded in 1880, the Restaurant Drouant has grown from a small “bar tabac” to a gastronomic restaurant that cannot be ignored.
The Alsatian Charles Drouant settled in Paris in 1880 within these walls to set up his tobacco bar. The case took a whole new turn in 1914 when the Goncourt jury decided to set up their deliberation headquarters there, followed in 1926 by the Renaudot jury.
The multiple private rooms of the establishment indeed make it possible, in all intimacy, to have lunch there for business, for a private and/or cultural event such as these prestigious literary prizes.
In the 1920s, Jean Drouant decided to call upon Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, nicknamed the “pope of Art Deco” to renovate the various rooms. The Parisian bistro then became a temple of gastronomy.
Its majestic staircase, its old-fashioned wood paneled façade, its winter garden and, of course, its sumptuous kitchen make Drouant an exceptional establishment in more ways than one.
The Fantrippers Buying Board
The Paris guide to the 1000 cult places of films, series, music, comics and novels
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The café of Amélie, the mansion of Untouchables, the jazz club of the finale of La La Land, the Hôtel du Nord of the mythical replica of Arletty “Atmosphere”, the cinema of A bout de souffle, the restaurant of Ratatouille, the quays of the Seine of Midnight in Paris, the secret places of the Da Vinci Code, the grocery store of January in La Traversée de Paris , the Bridge of Inception and Peur sur la ville, the addresses of the spectacular scenes of Mission Impossible 6, but also series Call my agent, Gears, Le Bureau des légendes, Sense8, Sex and The City, Gossip Girl…
Etienne Daho’s Café de Flore, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s hotel in Nas in Paris, Serge Gainsbourg’s Poinçonneur des Lilas metro station, Serge Reggiani and Marc Lavoine’s Mirabeau Bridge, Mc Solaar’s Lyon station…
The places evoked in the comics Adèle Blanc-Sec, Largo Winch, Blake and Mortimer, Michel Vaillant…
But also in the novels of Ernest Hemingway, Victor Hugo, Leo Malet, Daniel Pennac, Marc Levy, Guillaume Musso… you’ll find all the must-see places of Parisian Pop Culture in this new guide.
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By Damien Duarte
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 fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !