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Café au lait (1993) More at IMDbPro »Métisse (original title)

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Café au lait -- When fair-skinned Alan, falls for Minoushka, a beautiful and gorgeous black Creole woman, centuries of ancestral and familial decorum manage to creep through. As the romance blossoms, everyone turns against it. Things take a turn for the worse when Minoushka's dad, Armand, a hardcore racist, chases away his little girl's 'colonialist' boyfriend. A laugh riot! 

Written & Directed by: George Jiha


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December 1994 (USA) See more »
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  (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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Referenced in Les 10 Ans de 'La Haine' (2005) (V)See more »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A contemporary classic, 27 September 2005
Author: JKGoodman from United States

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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