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French comedy to hit Chinese screens [China Economic Information Service (Xinhua)]

July 16, 2013


French comedy to hit Chinese screens

BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhua) -- French jungle adventure comedy film "Sur la piste du Marsupilami (HOUBA! On the Trail of the Marsupilami)" will hit Chinese screens on Wednesday.

The film sees French comedian Alain Chabat, who is also the director and screenwriter of the movie, set out for a jungle adventure full of French humor with Jamel Debbouze, another popular movie star in France, said its importer, the China Film Group Corporation.

The film, based on the comic book "Marsupilami," tells a story of a reporter arriving in a country called Palombia in search of headline news.

Accompanied by a local tour guide, the reporter winds up encountering surprise after surprise and confirms the existence of the Marsupilami, a mythical creature.

Chabat has wonderful childhood memories of reading "Marsupilami," which was created by Belgian comic book writer Andre Franquin in 1951 and tells of a creature with an eight-meter-long tail that can move as swift as a squirrel.

Chabat has brought the creature onto screens and bestowed new power on it.

The film was first released in April 2012 in France.

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