Neither Seen Nor Recognized

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Neither Seen Nor Recognized
Directed by Yves Robert
Produced by Champs-Élysées Production (France)
Written by Alphonse Allais
Jacques Celhay
Starring Louis de Funès
Music by Jean Wiener
Distributed by Pathé Consortium
Release date
23 April 1958 (France)
Running time
95 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $18.8 million[1]

Ni vu, ni connu French: 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. The film is known under the titles: Neither Seen Nor Recognized (international English title), L'affaire Blaireau (France - alternative title), and Fisch oder Fleisch (West Germany).[2] The story had previously been adapted for the 1923 silent film The Blaireau Case and the 1932 sound film The Blaireau Case.


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.



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