Original poster by Jacques Vaissier for the French-Italian film The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob directed in 1973 by Gérard Oury with Louis de Funès.
In 1973, the director Gérard Oury offered his great friend Louis de Funès the lead role in The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob. A film about friendship between Jews and Arabs, tolerance and living together, it is one of the first comedies to feature the French Jewish community. With music by Vladimir Cosma, the screenplay is made up of a succession of incredible and absurd situations, twists and turns and interlocking plots reminiscent of vaudeville.
The atmosphere of the film is perfectly staged on the poster designed by Jacques Vaissier. In the center, the face of de Funès in the guise of Victor Pivert, an anti-Semitic Catholic bourgeois franchouillard and racist mired in an Arab revolution disguised as a rabbi. With a mischievous look, he is surrounded by the montage of a dozen miniature cult scenes, capturing the film's comedy and representing the range of his absurd situations.
Cast: Louis de Funès (Victor Pivert), Henry Guybet (Salomon), Claude Giraud (Mohamed Ali Slimane), Italian Renzo Montagnani (Colonel Farès), Gérard Darmon in one of his leading roles, Claude Piéplu (the curator), Suzy Delair (Madame Pivert) and Miou-Miou before she was revealed by The Waltzers.
Nominated at the Golden Globes in the category "Best Foreign Language Film", The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob is Louis de Funès' only success in the United States.
|The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob
|Country of the film
|France - Italy
|Country of the poster
|Actors and/or actresses
|Louis de Funès, Claude Giraud, Marcel DalioSuzy Delair, Renzo Montagnani, Henri Guybet
|Actual size (inches)
|60 x 80