Cool babas in Provence

The film, directed by François Leterrier and released in 1981 with the title "Les Babas-cool", another title had been imagined "Quand tu seras débloqué, fais-moi signe !" (When you're unblocked, give me a sign!), this would be the subtitle.
The producer was Yves Rousset-Rouard, to whom we owe "Les Bronzés", "Emmanuelle" or "Le Père Noël est une ordure" and the Musée du tire bouchons in Ménerbes in the Vaucluse .
The film was shot from 18 June to 3 August 19812, mainly in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: Forcalquier, Gréoux-les-Bains, Manosque, Reillanne and Simiane-la-Rotonde, the music of the film being by Nino Ferrer.

The casting
Many of the actors were at the beginning of their careers, others were already confirmed.
Christian Clavier: Antoine Bonfils
Philippe Léotard: Blaise
Marie-Anne Chazel: Aline
Anemone: Alexandra
Martin Lamotte : Gilles
Philippe Bruneau: Jean-Pierre
Charlotte de Turckheim : Christine
Paul Préboist: Mr. Triconet.
Catherine Frot : Véronique
Richard Bohringer: Paul

The Story
On a small road in Provence, Antoine Bonfils, a manager in a household appliances company, notices that his car is running out of water. Noticing an isolated house, he finds a fountain and is surprised to be greeted by Aline who is lounging naked nearby.
The young woman lives here in the community and invites Antoine to stay for the night.
He does so after calling his wife on the phone, claiming that he is staying at a friend's house for the night.
Back in Paris, Antoine meets the boyfriend at his place by chance. Angry, his wife goes on holiday alone.
Antoine takes the opportunity to return to the community.
But Aline is absent and Antoine meets the community.
There's Gilles the goatherd who is anti consumer society, Blaise the group conscience and a smoky writer, his eco-friendly companion Tania, Alexandra who is looking for her way in mysticism, Véronique who is pregnant and convinced of astrology, Jean-Pierre the schoolteacher who is out of school, his wife Marie-Jo, their son Olivier and a few others who are passing through...

 

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