1961 / comedy / Etats-Unis / original title : TIRE AU FLANC 62 / 87’ / Noir & blanc / status : completed / French, French / long feature-film / French catalog
Jean Lerat de la Grignotière thinks very highly of himself. Heeding the call of the Motherland he is ready to do his military duty. He is posted at Corporal Bourrache’s platoon where to his surprise he meets Joseph, his servant. Making blunder after blunder, Jean is hazed by his comrades and punished by his officers while Joseph’s adaptation to military life is as smooth as can be. This does not prevent the young snob from courting Catherine, the colonel’s daughter.