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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
...
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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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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The testosterone kids
4 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Such a lot of yelling and screaming to so little effect: that's what we have in Métisse, a dry run for La Haine which appeared a couple of years later. Same three actors--Kassovitz, Koundé and Cassel--joined by a gorgeous woman named Julie Mauduech, and the same racial and religious strife that I found so tiresome in the latter film. I don't need to be hit over the head by the dialog, I get it.

Lola is pregnant, and keeping Jamal and Felix on tenterhooks as they try to guess who the father is. The comic moments, as the director tried to set them up, are just not funny. Only Julie Mauduech, who reminds me a little of Dorothy Dandridge at times, and Gauguin's Tahitian women too, is worth watching.


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