This comedy concentrates on the mishaps befalling bigoted Frenchman Louis DeFunes. While en route to his daughter's wedding, the outspoken DeFunes accidentally gets mixed up in an Arab nationalist uprising. Through a bizarre and nearly indescribable combination of events, the fiercely anti-Semitic DeFunes is forced to disguise himself as a Rabbi. The sociological statements in Mad Adventures of "Rabbi" Jacob, coscripted by director Gerard Oury, are pepped up with heavy slapstick. Initially titled The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob for its American release, this French film had the "Mad" tag attached when audiences evinced a lack of interest in what was perceived to be a religious picture. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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The very unique art of Louis de Funes is his facial and body mimic and incredible funny way to move and act. It is so sad that this movie is not synchronized, and running with subtitles, which take too much time away from seeing the entire comic of this film.
Louis de Funes is one of the best comedy actors that ever lived. I prefer watching the movie in the original language with subtitles if necessary (I can speak french :)) and this is a must for this movie!!! I would rent all his movies but blockbuster doesn't cary them. You must see this one is really funy!