The Pink Panther
Filmfest 2011

German Age Rating

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"With no idea that he's launching a blockbuster franchise, Edwards merely marshals all his comic resources to turn an Arsène Lupin caper into a jet-set roundelay... the filmmaker avails himself of NINOTCHKA (Cardinale's pixilated drunkenness on the tiger rug) and also TO CATCH A THIEF for the climactic costume party, where DUCK SOUP's mirror gag is given the benefit of 'Scope and twin gorilla suits. The whole ensemble is played like a Stradivarius, though Sellers, by dint of inspired denseness, makes Clouseau the protagonist and, furthermore, the axis of the Edwardsian world -- the doofus lumbering in knight's armor, prone to literally slipping off the globe and turning a pratfall into a thing of grace." Fernando F. Croce, www.cinepassion.org

tags: Feature film

Cast: Peter Sellers, David Niven, Robert Wagner, Capucine, Brenda De Banzie

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Director: Blake Edwards