GenreComedy Music directorVladimir Cosma LanguageEnglish
WriterJean-Loup Dabadie, Yves Robert Release date22 September 1976 (1976-09-22) Initial releaseSeptember 22, 1976 (France) CastJean Rochefort (Étienne), Danièle Delorme (Marthe), Anny Duperey (Charlotte), Claude Brasseur (Daniel), Guy Bedos (Simon), Victor Lanoux (Bouly) Similar moviesMannequin, How to Marry a Millionaire, The Matador, The Bank Job, Friends With Money, What Just Happened
Pardon mon affaire
Pardon Mon Affaire (French: Un éléphant ça trompe énormément, English: An Elephant Can Be Extremely Deceptive) is a 1976 French comedy film co-written and directed by Yves Robert. It was remade as the 1984 American film The Woman in Red.
The original title contains a pun that cannot be translated in English. The word "trompe" means both "trunk" (an elephant's nose) and "to cheat" (in a sexual/romantic way). The movie is about a married man's desire to have an affair with a model he just met. The film was followed by a sequel, Pardon Mon Affaire, Too!.
Awards and nominations
César Awards (France)
Won: Best Actor – Supporting Role (Claude Brasseur)
Nominated: Best Actress – Supporting Role (Anny Duperey)