Delusions of Grandeur (film)

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La Folie des grandeurs
Delusions of Grandeur
Directed by Gérard Oury
Produced by Alain Poiré
Written by Gérard Oury
Danièle Thompson
Marcel Jullian
Based on Ruy Blas
by Victor Hugo
Starring Louis de Funès
Yves Montand
Alice Sapritch
Jaime de Mora y Aragón (nl)
Music by Michel Polnareff, Hervé Roy
Cinematography Henri Decae
Wladimir Ivanov
Edited by Albert Jurgenson
Distributed by Gaumont
Release dates
8 December 1971
Running time
108 minutes
Country France
Language French

Delusions of Grandeur (French: La folie des grandeurs) is a 1971 French comedy film directed by Gérard Oury.


Based on Victor Hugo's play Ruy Blas, a tax collector of the 16th century Spanish court (Louis de Funès) tries to retrieve his job with the help of his valet (Yves Montand).


The English version of the film was released by Synkronized USA.[1]


Hervé Roy's Lovers' Theme, from the score of the film, has found a reborn popularity as the backing music to the shock video 2 Girls 1 Cup.[2]


  1. ^ "Delusions of Grandeur (2006)". Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Tele Music – TMCD1034 Romantic Themes Archived 17 January 2010 at WebCite

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