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French (?) or US comedy from 1980s, man has an affair with his best friend's girlfriend and his friend asks him to find the guy, maybe takes place in a skiing resort

I saw this movie on video circa 1986. I think it's French but it could also be US American. The protagonist is a likable, non-threatening guy like Pierre Richard or Gene Wilder.

The girlfriend makes a nude photo of herself per self-timer for her affair (she's seen pushing a button on the camera and then rushing to her bed to pose topless) and her boyfriend finds that photo (maybe a Polaroid) and probably a letter and he goes to his best friend (our protagonist) and asks him to find out who the other guy is. Of course what he doesn't now is that his best friend is actually that other guy.

I think the location is a skiing resort but this could be from another movie ...

I think the main story takes place in a skiing resort and I think a skiing chairlift plays a role or was on the video cover. Or maybe that was another movie. Also there's a supporting role of a guy who breaks his arms or legs and walks around with his arms in plaster (of Paris) and a pair of skis on his back, resulting in slapstick humor (that could also be that other movie).

That other
movie that may interfere with my memories is Just the Way You Are (1984) starring Kristy McNichol. Synopsis: "Susan is a young, beautiful and successful flute player, but because of her physical handicap, a lame leg, she is having difficulties finding Mr. Right. While on tour in France, she decides to spend a few days on a ski resort wearing a fake cast around her lame leg to make sure her handicap goes unnoticed. Once arrived, she meets Peter, a handsome photographer."

asked Feb 6, 2017 in Name That Movie by ascot3000 (89 points)
edited Feb 6, 2017 by ascot3000
So, it is not "Les bronzés font du ski"?
I've just watched the trailer for that and while I can't rule it out 100 % I don't have the feeling it's the right one.
Oh, I think I found something.
Only it's not the girlfriend but the daughter and it's not in the snow but in Rio de Janeiro and it's not Gene Wilder but Michael Caine.
It's probably "Blame it on Rio" (1984) or the French movie that was based on.
But at least I was right about the topless bed scene.
I'll look into it tomorrow.
OK, check it out and if that is the right movie, then please come back and submit it as the oficial answer, using the Answer button. Thanks.

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So I guess we watched 2 movies that evening.

The one with the man having an affair with his best friend's daughter (not girlfriend) is definitely Blame It on Rio (1984) and after that we watched a comedy taking place in a skiing resort which was probably Les bronzés font du ski (1979) . I got them mixed up into one...

answered Feb 7, 2017 by ascot3000 (89 points)
edited Feb 7, 2017 by ascot3000
Thanks for the feedback, appreciated very much.