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Sam Lion
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Albert Duvivier, dit Al
Lio ...
Yvette, 1ère femme de Sam
Béatrice Agenin ...
Corinne, dernière femme de Sam
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Victoria, fille de Sam
Jean-Philippe Chatrier ...
Jean-Philippe, fils de Sam
Gila von Weitershausen ...
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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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 »

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During the artistic performance on the elephant in the circus the number of brick stones young Sam is balancing on fluctuates. See more »

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Jean Paul Belmondo's best role
9 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Sam Lion (Jean Paul Belmondo) discovers he needs to take some time off as everybody around him relies to much on him and stages his own death. When he discovers those he loved ans still loves are in need, he gets Albert Duvivier (Richard Anconina) to help them. In search of his own past, of his own desires, this fabulous film by Claude Lelouch is a man's quest for himself at a ripe age.

Built like all Lelouch films, the film's beginning with constant flashbacks may be puzzling, especially scenes where Paul Belmondo (who looks a huge lot like his father) is playing a young Sam Lion while Sam Lion stands in the same room - a flashback sequence which takes a second to grasp.

One of Lelouch's most elaborate works, L'itineraire d'un infant gate is a must-see tale of self fulfilment.


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