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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frédéric Quiring ...
Marcel
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 ...
Micky
...
Olivier
Mathias Jung ...
Simard
Marina Golovine ...
Nadine
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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.

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Rated R for sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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3 March 1993 (USA)  »

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$1,300,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Boris Godounov
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Music by Modest Mussorgsky (as M. Moussorgski)
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Brilliant movie, almost a must-see
3 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Now this is a truly wonderful film. It's simple enough: one day, a young boy goes missing from his family. Several years later, he returns - or does he?

This movie is a flawless dissection of a frighteningly twisted family, with extremely vivid characters. Agnieszka Holland has succeeded at that difficult task: create realistic characters in a believable situation, yet present them with shockingly eerie dilemma. Strongly recommended.

Side note: the only flaw in this movie was the rather ridiculous invocation of the supernatural. Fortunately, it's part of an almost completely irrelevant subplot, and can be safely ignored.


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