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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
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Оливье, Оливье  »

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$1,256,355 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Les Anges
Lyrics by Michel Ferry based on the poem by William Butler Yeats (as W.B. Yeats)
Music by Zbigniew Preisner
Performed by Elzbieta Towarnicka
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A great movie...
9 November 2000 | by (Hartford, Connecticut (USA)) – See all my reviews

"... Holland is 'one of the great film makers in telling a story, unlike so many Europeans who emphasize character. The American public takes to a film where a story is told well'" (Film Quarterly: Vol.52, No.2, Winter 1998-9, pg3).

This comment, made by Orion's Michael Barker, is not far off the mark--at least with respect to Holland's film: "Olivier, Olivier" (1992). Despite the plot's non-fictional premise--the idea for the film, in fact, is based on a French newspaper item from the early 1980s--Agniezca Holland's ability in fully capturing the truly bizarre nature of this story leaves viewers wondering if she, in making the film, could actually have been working from real-life experiences. Holland lays the storyline out in a traditional, chronological manner but makes sure to jump ahead several years at a time, where necessary, to retain her audience's attention. I am American and I did 'take to' this film. In this sense, Michael Barker is absolutely correct. However, I imagine anyone would enjoy a story as well told as Holland tells this one.

Highly recommended.


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