42 years later, Claude Zidi’s two comedies are still a hit on TV.
Tonight, TFX is betting on a safe bet: The Under-Gifted. In 2020, First had met its creators, co-screenwriter Didier Kaminka and director Claude Zidi, who explained with humor that number 2 was simply born… out of a desire for a vacation!
In 1980, The Under-gifted pass the bac had attracted nearly 4 million spectators to the cinema, and its sequel was not long in being started, always with the same team: Daniel Auteuil, Philippe Taccini, Honoré N’Zué, Gaëtan Bloom… “I think this one continues to work because there is a new generation of graduates every year: it renews the clientele!Zidi replies laughing. And there may still be a few high school graduates out there who want to cheat, even though the systems must be a lot more sophisticated these days. (Laughter.) After The Under-gifted pass the baccalaureate, I wanted to take a vacation. Going to Saint-Tropez in September, in fact that’s what motivated me for number 2! It was sunny and we made the most of it. Moreover, the whole team kept a great memory of it. The proof: we finished filming on a Friday and eight days later the whole team was still cracking up!”
The story of Under-giftedto see again this evening on television: Bébel and his classmates at the Cours Louis XIV are known to be lazy and inveterate pranksters. Their high school is even last in the baccalaureate ranking with 100% failing the exam! After a joke that goes wrong, the troublemakers find themselves forced to get their baccalaureate at all costs, while cunning and cheating, if they don’t want to end up in prison…
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