French Truly Salon: La Chèvre

France | 1981 | 180 minutes (full event) | Francis Veber

August 10, 2016

SIFF Film Center | French Truly Salon
Gérard Depardieu and Pierre Richard became one of the most famous comic duos in French film history after starring in this uproarious goof-ball caper comedy directed by Francis Veber. Preceding the movie will be a lively visual presentation from French Truly exploring the origin and history of French humor, and a reception with French treats provided by La Parisienne and J Wines.

$25 | $20 for SIFF Members


A rich businessman's daughter has gone missing while on vacation in Mexico, and a gruff private detective named Campana (Gérard Depardieu when he was young and handsome!) is on the case. Since the missing heiress is known to be terribly unlucky and accident prone, a plan is hatched to retrace her steps by finding someone equally unlucky to follow the same path. Enter luckless accountant François Perrin (Pierre Richard, another pillar of French cinema), a blundering sidekick whom Campana wishes he could behind.

Virginie says: "La Chèvre is a must, a classic, not to mention a hilariously goofy piece of French humor! If you haven't already seen it, there is no time to waste, you must come!"


Reception features pastries from La Parisienne French Bakery and imported French wine courtesy of J Wines.


The French Truly Salon is a new monthly series co-presented by SIFF and French Truly. For more information visit our series webpage.

  • Director: Francis Veber
  • Principal Cast: Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu
  • Country: France
  • Year: 1981
  • Running Time: 180 minutes (full event)
  • Language: French