Pardon Mon Affaire

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Pardon Mon Affaire
An Elephant Can Be Extremely Deceptive FilmPoster.jpeg
French theatrical release poster
Directed by Yves Robert
Produced by Alain Poiré
Yves Robert
Written by Jean-Loup Dabadie
Yves Robert
Starring Jean Rochefort
Claude Brasseur
Guy Bedos
Victor Lanoux
Danièle Delorme
Anny Duperey
Marthe Villalonga
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Cinematography René Mathelin
Edited by Gérard Pollicand
Release date
22 September 1976 (1976-09-22)
Running time
105 minutes
Country France
Language English
Box office $21.9 million[1]

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[edit]

  • César Awards (France)
    • Won: Best Actor – Supporting Role (Claude Brasseur)
    • Nominated: Best Actress – Supporting Role (Anny Duperey)
    • Nominated: Best Writing (Jean-Loup Dabadie)
  • Golden Globe Awards (USA)
    • Nominated: Best Foreign Film

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