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Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté (1988)

A successful entrepreneur in his fifties will decide to abandon his loved ones and the empire he has built, just to find the liberty he has been seeking, not knowing that the itinerary of one's life often changes in the funniest of ways.

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Sam Lion
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Albert Duvivier, dit Al
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Yvette, 1ère femme de Sam
Béatrice Agenin ...
Corinne, dernière femme de Sam
Marie-Sophie L. ...
Victoria, fille de Sam
Jean-Philippe Chatrier ...
Jean-Philippe, fils de Sam
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Une rencontre de Sam
Michel Beaune ...
Notaire de Sam
Pierre Vernier ...
Curé de Sam
Philippe Lorin ...
Toubib de Sam
Annie Philippe ...
Secrétaire de Sam
Céline Caussimon ...
Soeur de Al
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Pierrot Duvivier, père de Al
Alexis Gruss ...
Monsieur Loyal
Nicolas Mallet ...
Sam à 3 ans
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On a cloudy day, in a small town, a carnival is going on. There's singing and dancing, kids with their bicycles storming up and down the road, families with their kids watching the games. Next to a big carousel, a three-year-old boy, is watching the activities from a distance, unattended and with a small note on his hand, crying inconsolably. The man operating the machine, observes the sad scene and asks the boy of the whereabouts of his mother and the content of the note. It seems that the poor boy, abandoned by his mother, has nowhere to go. From that point on, the boy will become part of a travelling circus and start a career as an intrepid trapeze acrobat. The boy will leave the circus and become a man, starting his own business, ultimately reaching the peak by being the biggest in his trade. Accomplished, married and divorced, with kids, wealth and recognition, will one day quit the firm and his current lifestyle, to set out on a solitary voyage of self-awareness, crossing the ... Written by Nick Riganas

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Emouvant, Drôle et Inventif. Immanquable! See more »


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After the last flop, Belmondo returns with this movie which was the sixth highest grossing movie of its year in France and won him the César, the French equivalent of the Oscar. See more »

Goofs

Around 00:07:22, when "Sam" is on the ground, we clearly see that it's a mannequin, not an actor. See more »

Quotes

Sam Lion: Do you really speak French?
Une rencontre de Sam: If you want to talk, yes.
Sam Lion: A taxi driver told me this was the place to go in Hamburg.
Une rencontre de Sam: As far as i'm concerned, it's 300 marks for an hour, 1000 marks for a night... and free if you marry me!
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So touching a movie!
8 June 1999 | by (Paris,FRANCE) – See all my reviews

The Claude Lelouch's movie is a pretty good moment of cinema. One of the most touching films about family and loneliness, and surely the best interpretation of French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo.


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