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Le Petomane

The immortal Leonard Rossiter makes flatulence a fine art in this short, poignant comedy-drama from Hancock writers Galton and Simpson

Comedy 1979 33 mins


Leonard Rossiter is excellent here playing Joseph Pujol, a 19th century French music hall artist who made a fine art of farting, so the story goes, in this strangely effective short comedy biopic, piquantly penned by Hancock scripters Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Galton and Simpson’s great skill at wringing emotion and sentiment from the most curious and unlikely of raw material – oft demonstrated in their perennially popular comedies Hancock’s Half Hour and Steptoe and Son - is writ large here, in this oddly affecting tragicomic biopic.