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Olivier, Olivier (1992)

R | | Drama | 3 March 1993 (USA)
A nine-year-old boy disappears without a trace. Six years later, he reappears in Paris but there are doubts about his real identity.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frédéric Quiring ...
Faye Gatteau ...
Nadine petite
Emmanuel Morozof ...
Olivier petit
Brigitte Roüan ...
Elisabeth Duval
Serge Duval
Carole Lemerle ...
Babette petite
Jean-François Stévenin ...
l'inspecteur Druot
Jean-Bernard Josko ...
le flic
Lucrèce La Chenardière ...
la voisine
Madeleine Marie ...
La grand-mère
Françoise Lorente ...
la droguée
Alexis Derlon ...
Mathias Jung ...
Marina Golovine ...


A nine-year-old boy disappears without a trace. Six years later, he reappears in Paris but there are doubts about his real identity. Written by Volker Boehm

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Life is never as innocent as it seems.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

3 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Оливье, Оливье  »

Box Office


$1,300,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Boris Godounov
Music by Modest Mussorgsky (as M. Moussorgski)
(from the movie Boris Godounov (1989) directed by Andrzej Zulawski)
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Unique story about what ties a dysfunctional family together
23 July 2002 | by (PDX) – See all my reviews

Olivier, Olivier is a very unique movie about a family who is held together by a delicate balance of familial roles. When one member, Olivier, suddenly disappears one day, the balance is thrown, the family falls apart, only to years later to be reunited with a teenage Olivier. The acting in this movie is interstellar, and the characters are almost instantly real and alive right down to the surprise climax. Viewers use discretion however, as there are intense sexual scenes- not so graphic, but dealing with incest, pedophilia and an ailing marriage. This movie in some way goes beyond the more acclaimed film by the same director, Europa,Europa, in it's intensity. As a similar film dealing with family in a similar vein I would highly recommend The Cement Garden.

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