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Mon Pere Ce Heros (1991)

Mon père, ce héros. (original title)
Veronique, living with her divorced mother, is going on holiday to Mauritius with her father. To impress a local boy, Benjamin, she manages to complicate the situation by making up stories ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Christelle
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Irina
Gérard Hérold ...
Patrick
Patrick Mille ...
Benjamin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benoît Allemane ...
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Harriet Batchelor ...
La copine de Benjamin
Sultan Beeharry
Éric Berger ...
Julien (as Eric Berger)
Franck-Olivier Bonnet ...
Le barman
Yan Brian ...
Le père de Benjamin
François Bruhat
Koomaren Chetty ...
Karim
Thierry Der'ven
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Veronique, living with her divorced mother, is going on holiday to Mauritius with her father. To impress a local boy, Benjamin, she manages to complicate the situation by making up stories about her father. She presents him as her lover, a mercenary and even a secret agent which gets her into trouble and then her father has to start playing along... Written by Inge Hoivik <ih@vingmed.no>

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23 October 1991 (France)  »

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My Father the Hero  »

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$25,480,000 (USA)
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Visa d'exploitation en France # 74958 See more »

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References Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) See more »

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Nocturne N°13
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
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Wonderful
5 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Please do not pass this film by, it is worth all the effort to find it (I found mine on Amazon co.u.k), and similar to other forum users I watched the USA version first.

Without going over the film details all of which have been written in this forum and in much better detail than I can muster, all I can say that this should not be compared to the USA version as the French version is far superior in every way.

I gave this a 7.5 out of 10, one point missing as the transfer from a VHS take can only be considered very poor, but having said that I would not part with my DVD copy for ten times what I paid for it. Enough said, this is a top French comedy, and Gerard Depardieu out acts everyone again, this is a forgotten French gem :)


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