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Sylvain Copans ...
Martin
Nicolas Parodi ...
Jerome
Olivier Montiege ...
Antoine
Cécilia Rouaud ...
Marianne
Lucie Blossier ...
Claire
Delphine Gouttman ...
Helene
Benoît Gautier ...
Julien
Kaldi el Hadj ...
Dede
Mathieu Poussin ...
Nicolas
Romuald Jarny ...
Pierrot
Wilfrid Flandrin ...
Mozart
Dominique Lavanant ...
Claire's mother
Jacques Bonnaffé ...
History teacher
François Dyrek ...
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Maurice Bénichou ...
Le voisin
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Suddenly, Martin's behaviour changes radically. He doesn't talk or laugh any more. His schoolfellows discover, that his mother died some days ago. Now he is frightened of being sent to orphanage. His schoolfellows help him to push up the situation ... Written by Christian Wenger <wenger@ls7.informatik.uni-dortmund.de>

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A story about Freindship....AND Death!!!!
2 July 2008 | by (Neverland) – See all my reviews

In the world we live in movies are not often original,it seem now that everything had been done ,so, when I found films like this one , it really made me happy. The story is about a boy who ,one morning, find his mother dead in bed...with a premise like that you guys are probably thinking that this film is a big heavy drama,right? Well no,its actually a very sweet film with a lot of comedic moments. After his friends find out about the death of their friends mother , they decide to all come together to help the boy hide the death from the adults because he knows well that he will be put into a home. Thats were the film turn into one of the most beautiful homage to friendship I have seen on film. The kids (none of them were actors) were so natural that at time I forgot that was a film i was looking at.They acted like real kids they were not super smart yet they organized a funeral (you gotta see the movie alone for that) Of course what has to happen,happen in the end for the sake of realism but even with the bittersweet ending , I give this film a 8 out of 10 , for having the balls to tackle such a serious subject in such a unconventional manner. In an interesting side note this film was originally made for television.....if only TV film could be all of that quality.


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