German Release date1 December 1966 WriterGerard Oury (scenario), Daniele Thompson (adaptation), Marcel Jullian (adaptation), Georges Tabet (dialogue), Andre Tabet (dialogue) AwardsDavid di Donatello Golden Plate Award CastBourvil (Augustin Bouvet, peintre en bâtiment), Louis de Funès (Stanislas Lefort, chef d'orchestre), Terry-Thomas (Sir Reginald Brook), Claudio Brook (Peter Cunningham), Mike Marshall (Alan Mac Intosh), Marie Dubois (Juliette, la petite fille du guignol) Similar moviesThe Train, Saving Private Ryan, Inglourious Basterds, Max Manus: Man of War, The Book Thief, Band of Brothers
La Grande Vadrouille ([la ɡʁɑ̃d vaˈdʁuj]; literally "The Great Stroll"; originally released in the United States as Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At!) is a 1966 French comedy film about two ordinary Frenchmen helping the crew of a Royal Air Force bomber shot down over Paris make their way through German-occupied France to escape arrest.
For over forty years, until the release of Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis in 2008, La Grande Vadrouille was the most successful French film in France, topping the box office with over 17,200,000 cinema admissions. It remains the third most successful film ever in France, of any nationality, behind the 1997 version of Titanic and Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis, both of which were seen by over 20,000,000 cinemagoers.
La grande vadrouille extraits et distribution
Summer 1941. Over German-occupied France, a Royal Air Force bomber becomes lost after a mission and is shot down over Paris by German flak. Three of the crew, Sir Reginald, Peter Cunningham and Alan MacIntosh, parachute out over the city, where they run into and are hidden by a house painter, Augustin Bouvet, a puppet show operator, Juliette, and the grumbling conductor of the Opéra National de Paris, Stanislas Lefort. Involuntarily, Lefort, Juliette and Bouvet get themselves tangled up in the manhunt against the aviators led by Wehrmacht Major Achbach as they help the airmen to escape to the free zone with the help of Resistance fighters and sympathisers.
André Bourvil as Augustin Bouvet
Louis de Funès as Stanislas Lefort
Terry-Thomas as Sir Reginald ("Big Moustache")
Claudio Brook as Peter Cunningham
Mike Marshall as Alan MacIntosh
Marie Dubois as Juliette
Pierre Bertin as Juliette's grandfather
Andréa Parisy as Sister Marie-Odile
Mary Marquet as The Mother Superior
Benno Sterzenbach as Major Achbach
Colette Brosset as Madame Germaine, hotel manager
The film was made by the same team who did the enormously successful The Sucker (1965).
The film was the most popular of 1966 at the French box office with admissions of 17,275,169. (This was almost twice as much as the second most popular, Dr Zhivago, which had 9,816,305.)