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Café au lait (1993)

Métisse (original title)
Lola is pregnant. But she does not know who the father is : Jamal, the black muslim, son of diplomats, or Felix, the pennyless jewish messenger. Jamal and Felix meet at Lola's, and the race... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Mauduech ...
Lola
Hubert Koundé ...
Jamal Saddam Abossolo M'bo
...
Felix
...
Max
Tadek Lokcinski ...
Felix's grandfather
Jany Holt ...
Felix's grandmother
Rywka Wajsbrot ...
Felix's aunt
Héloïse Rauth ...
Sarah
Marc Berman ...
Maurice
Andrée Damant ...
Maurice's mother
Berthe Bagoe ...
Lola's grandmother
...
Gynecologist
Félicité Wouassi ...
Nurse
...
Jamal's girlfriend
Lydia Ewandé ...
Marilyne
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Lola is pregnant. But she does not know who the father is : Jamal, the black muslim, son of diplomats, or Felix, the pennyless jewish messenger. Jamal and Felix meet at Lola's, and the race begins. Written by Yepok

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December 1994 (USA)  »

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Café au lait  »

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$315,420 (USA)
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Finnish censorship visa # 99675 delivered on 4-3-1996. See more »

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Referenced in Les 10 Ans de 'La Haine' (2005) See more »

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A contemporary classic
27 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my all time favorites. It has a quirky charm that belies its deeper exploration of economic and ethnic prejudice, and portrays three people's hard journey through modern France's social system on their way to being an oddball kind of family. Kassovitz does a marvelous turn as both star and director, creating both sympathy and disgust for both male protagonists as they wend their way through a truly comic and complicated emotional roller-coaster. It's one of the few movies that treats a love triangle with a compassionate eye, without becoming mawkishly sentimental or overly clinical. Also features a great early performance by a young Vincent Cassel as the wayward older brother.

It's worth a look, esp. if you like Beineix or Jeunet!


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