Director Jean-Pierre Mocky takes jabs at the arrogant attitudes of the social and corporate elite in this routine satire about four men vying for control of a company. After the president of a dairy cooperative accidentally drowns, rather ignominiously, a quartet of vice-presidents start to compete for the top position. The ones who are married are aided and abetted by their wives, and their main combative tactic is to downgrade their opponents in any way they can. Meanwhile, a local woman is in love with them and seems to be the only citizen around not corrupted or venal. During this farcical process, everyone gets sent up -- from the Boy Scouts to retired military men. Homosexuality, ditsy women, and balding men are also subject to satire.
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