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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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Yvette, 1ère femme de Sam
Béatrice Agenin ...
Corinne, dernière femme de Sam
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Pierre Vernier ...
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Philippe Lorin ...
Toubib de Sam
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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 carnival, an unattended three-year-old boy with a small note in his hand is watching the activities from a distance, crying inconsolably. As the years pass by, the same boy, as a part of a travelling circus, he will start a career as an intrepid trapeze acrobat, and before long, he will leave the circus to 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, the man will one day quit the firm and his current lifestyle and will set out on a solitary voyage of self-awareness, crossing the ocean towards Africa, never to return. There, the most improbable friendship will start, and after two years of being presumed dead, a spark will rekindle, making him see that even if one has done and seen it all, he would be surprised at what life still has to offer. Written by Nick Riganas

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Un Duo Exceptionnel Formé par Jean-Paul Belmondo et Richard Anconina. Une Interprétation Magistrale! 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

During the artistic performance on the elephant in the circus the number of brick stones young Sam is balancing on fluctuates. 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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Surely the best film directed by Claude Lelouch after "L'aventure c'est l'aventure.
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Surely the best film directed by Claude Lelouch after "L'aventure c'est l'aventure". The Jacques Brel's life inspiration is really present. Richard Anconina and Jean-Paul Belmondo played a really amazing duo and are really great in the psychological discovery of the two characters they are playing.


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