The Associate 1979

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The Associate ★★ L'Associe 1979 (R)

French farce about penniless financial consultant Julien Pardot (Serrault) who invents a fictitious partner, Mr. Davis, in order to get his business rolling. When his clients, his wife, and even his mistress are all more intrigued by the partner than Julien, he becomes so jealous he decides to “murder” his creation. Based on the novel “My Partner, Mr. Davis” by Jenaro Prieto. French with subtitles; remade in 1996 with Whoopi Goldberg. 93m/C VHS . FR Michel Serrault, Claudine Auger, Catherine Alric, Matthieu Carriere; D: Rene Gainville; W: Jean-Claude Carriere.