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December 1994 (USA) See more »
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Lola is pregnant. But she does not know who the father is : Jamal, the black muslim, son of diplomats... See more » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Julie Mauduech ... Lola
Hubert Koundé ... Jamal Saddam Abossolo M'bo

Mathieu Kassovitz ... Felix

Vincent Cassel ... 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

Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Gynecologist
Félicité Wouassi ... Nurse

Brigitte Bémol ... Jamal's girlfriend
Lydia Ewandé ... Marilyne
Béatrice Zeitoun ... Lola's friend
Camille Japy ... Felix's friend at nightclub
Jean-Claude Flamand ... Gros Relou boîte
Jean-Michel Verner ... Messenger (as Jean-Michel Lévy-Verner)
Olivier Bouana ... Messenger
Peter Kassovitz ... University's professor
David Sako ... Felix's friend
Simon Sportich ... Felix's friend
Marc Hajzblum ... Felix's friend
Peggy Hubert ... Felix's friend
Julien Israël ... Jamal's friend
Fabrice Melquiot ... Jamal's friend
Ophélie Koering ... Jamal's friend
François Toumarkine ... Cop

Anthony Souter ... Cop
Laurent Labasse ... Cop
Philippe Naud ... Doctor at nursery
Julie Vilmont ... Nurse at nursery
Christophe Rossignon ... Taxi driver
Pascal Rouyar ... Saturnin
Judes Jules Arthur ... Dumper at night club
Freddy Provost ... Taxi driver at beginning
Georges Diane ... Lola's sport trainer
David Diane ... Young
Olivier Bourbeillon ... Cop at police station
Marc Piton ... Cop at police station
Eric Pujol ... Gay cop
Pierre Aïm ... Gay cop
Philippe Rostan ... Waiter
Eric Dangremont ... Drunk tramp
Pierre Dugowson ... Young man playing basket
Stéphane Auberghen ... Welcoming nurse
Ninon Scheidweiler ... Gynecologist's secretary

Directed by
Mathieu Kassovitz 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mathieu Kassovitz  writer

Produced by
Jacques de Clercq .... co-producer
Dimitri de Clercq .... co-producer
Adeline Lecallier .... associate producer
Alain Rocca .... associate producer
Christophe Rossignon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jean-Louis Daulne 
Marie Daulne 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Aïm 
 
Film Editing by
Colette Farrugia 
Jean-Pierre Segal 
 
Casting by
Florence Dugowson 
 
Set Decoration by
Pierre-André Roussotte 
 
Costume Design by
Lydie Bonnaire 
 
Makeup Department
Reine-Marie Montemont .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Marc Piton .... production manager
Eléonore Zimmer .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sébastien Gardet .... assistant director
Eric Pujol .... first assistant director
Philippe Rostan .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Carole Boulenouar .... stage props
Pierre-André Roussotte .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Norbert Garcia .... sound
Thomas Gauder .... sound mixer
Julien Naudin .... sound effects
Claude Ronzeau .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Antoine Simkine .... visual effects executive producer: Duboi
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick Coutier .... generator operator
Georges Diane .... camera operator
Pierre Dugowson .... second assistant camera
Christophe Galvan .... electrician
Jean-Claude Hague .... key grip
Jean-Claude Neveu .... gaffer
Laurent Passera .... grip
Marie Spencer .... first assistant camera
Laurence Trémolet .... still photographer
Bernard Wuthrich .... Steadicam operator
 
Other crew
Cléo Daran .... sfpc coordinator
Laurette Monconduit .... press attache
Brigitte Schmouker .... script supervisor
Eva Simonet .... press attache
 

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Also Known As:
"Métisse" - France (original title)
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94 min
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Finnish censorship visa # 99675 delivered on 4-3-1996.See more »
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References The Terminator (1984)See more »
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Say It/Over and Over AgainSee more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Kassovitz Scores!, 3 January 2000
Author: Kirill Galetski (kirill@sptimes.ru) from St. Petersburg, Russia

Literally and figuratively, one of the freshest, most original French releases of the Ô90s, this liberated and intriguing cultural comedy scores on every front. Felix (Mathieu Kassovitz) is a surly, hapless Jewish bicycle courier. Jamal (Hubert Koundi) is a rich, pampered black Muslim studying at the university. Both young men are involved with Indian beauty Lola (Julie Mauduech) who turns up pregnant. She wants to have the baby, and decides to indefinitely postpone choosing between the two men. When the two find out about each other, they initially clash, but later realize they must cooperate in order to nurse Lola through her pregnancy. They all shack up together, and await the baby. Mathieu Kassovitz has been called the Jewish Spike Lee because of his vibrant, kinetic visual style, and indeed the film seems to owe a bit to SHEÕS GOTTA HAVE IT, but Kassovitz has enough of his own creativity to carry things through in a unique way. He fashions a quirky, realistic, strikingly filmed story, underscored by some undeniably ballsy French hip-hop music. A real winner.

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