Saturday, May 14, 2016
Ni vu, ni connu
Ni vu, ni connu (Neither seen, nor known), is a French comedy film from 1958, directed by Yves Robert, starring Louis de Funès.
The film is based on the novel L'Affaire Blaireau (The Badger Case) by Alphonse Allais.
In the wine-growing village of Montpaillard, the humorless gamekeeper Parju is determined to bring in the wily poacher Blaireau. One night, he is accidentally knocked out by Armand Fléchard, a young piano teacher, but is convinced the attacker was Blaireau and has him arrested.
However, Blaireau knows how to take advantage of any situation, and what he makes of being arrested benefits the entire village, including Fléchard and his girlfriend, Arabella, the daughter of the local landowner.