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* VomitIndiscretionShot: When Nicole vomits after trying to help in the foie gras workshop.

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* {{Fainting}}: Francis feels faint in the restaurant because he is exhausted.

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* DisappearedDad: Michel, Zig and Puce's father, disappeared in 1968.

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* CityMouse: Nicole is very uncomfortable when she tries to help to make foie gras with her suit on.
* TheCityVsTheCountry: Francis lives in a city, but he is unhappy with his life. He has the opportunity to move to the countryside, where he finds happiness.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Dolorès and Nicole. Dolorès has no qualms about cutting up ducks to make foie gras. Nicole is very uncomfortable when she tries to help with her suit on.

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* HospitalHottie: Lison, the nurse who looks after Francis after he feels faint. Gérard has a crush on her and later he tells Francis that he has a date with her.

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* AwfulWeddedLife: Francis and Nicole. They cannot stand each other.


* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The TV show ''Où es-tu?'' and its host Charles are expies of the real-life show ''Perdu de vue'' and its host Jacques Pradel.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The TV show ''Où es-tu?'' es-tu ?'' and its host Charles are expies of the real-life show ''Perdu de vue'' and its host Jacques Pradel.


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* ReallyGetsAround: Zig, one of Michel's daughters, has many boyfriends. At some point, she even has two boyfriends at the same time.

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* {{Arcadia}}: Condom, Gers is a rural area where Francis learns to enjoy life.


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* CallToAgriculture: Francis was the general manager of a factory, but he prefers to live a simple life in a farm with Dolorès and her daughters.

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* ChekhovsGunman: The Thivarts' old neighbor. He only becomes important when Francis and Gérard guess that he knows what happened to Michel.


* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Francis is a nice guy. His wife Nicole is very unpleasant with him. Gérard is very rude with her and he even rapes her. Nicole falls in love with him.



* BlackComedyRape: Nicole is raped by Gérard and this is PlayedForLaughs.



* RedOniBlueOni: Gérard is the Red Oni (he is very enthusiastic, he enjoys life...). Francis is the Blue Oni (he is calm, he is dominated by his wife and he does not dare to challenge her).

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* RedOniBlueOni: Gérard is the Red Oni (he is very enthusiastic, he enjoys life...life, he is vulgar...). Francis is the Blue Oni (he is calm, he is dominated by his wife and he does not dare to challenge her).


* ShoutOut: The Thivarts watch ''Vibroboy'' by Jan Kounen on TV.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
** Michel's daughters are nicknamed Zig and Puce, like the characters of the comics series by Alain Saint-Ogan.
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The Thivarts watch ''Vibroboy'' by Jan Kounen on TV.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The TV show ''Où es-tu?'' and its host Charles are expies of the real-life show ''Perdu de vue'' and its host Jacques Pradel.


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* RapePortrayedAsRedemption: Nicole, Francis's wife, is a total {{Jerkass}}. Gérard rapes her in his car (or at least he has violent sex with her). After this assault, she becomes a better person. She even falls in love with her aggressor.


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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Francis is the sensitive guy and Gérard the manly man.

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* EverybodyKnewAlready: When Francis confesses that he is not Michel Thivart, Dolorès tells him that she knew it all along.

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