The Wing or the Thigh?

Directed by Claude Zidi
France / 1976 / Narrative
104 minutes / French

Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and the publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast-food entrepreneur Tricatel to save the French art of cooking. After having agreed to appear on a talk show to show his skills in naming food and wine by taste, he is confronted with two disasters: his son wants to become a clown rather than a restaurant tester and he, the famous Charles Duchemin, has lost his sense of taste.

Featuring a whimsical score by the incomparable Vladimir Cosma, this is a rare opportunity to see this delightful French comedy on the big screen.

Intro and discussion by Salim Ayoub, the Jane M. and Bruce P. Robert Endowed Professor in French and Francophone Studies and director of the Centre Francophone at Webster University.