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Louis 19, le roi des ondes (1994)

Louis has always had a dream, to be on television. But when he enters a contest and wins, the first prize involves a cameraman following him everywhere for three months. The only problem is... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Drainville ...
Louis Jobin
Zhenhu Han ...
Sam Ying (as Zenhu Han)
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Reporter
Gilbert Lachance ...
Remi
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Roger
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Aline Jobin
Alexandra Boulianne ...
Chanteuse de la chorale
Mireille Thibault ...
Chanteuse de la chorale
Sylvie Bouchard ...
Chanteuse de la chorale
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Michel Gobeil
Patricia Tulasne ...
Charlotte Dubreuil
Marcela Seguel ...
Marie-Laurence Despins
Stephanie Laplante ...
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Pierre Paquin ...
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Louis has always had a dream, to be on television. But when he enters a contest and wins, the first prize involves a cameraman following him everywhere for three months. The only problem is that Louis has a boring life, so the TV executives decide to put some excitement in it. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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1 April 1994 (USA)  »

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CAD 3,100,000 (estimated)

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$1,569,021 (USA)
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Why make another one like it?
10 January 2002 | by (Toronto, ON) – See all my reviews

I viewed this film dubbed in English three times. It was worth it every time.

This is really a gentle comedy-romance that in spite of a few scenes could almost be classed as family viewing. It deals lightheartedly with themes of media invitation into and invasion of our lives with a delightful, humourous little twist at the end. Its Montréal location is an ideal setting for the story and gives it a local feel.

Martin Drainville returns an excellent performance as Louis, the very average guy down-the-street clerk in the stereo store. We need to see more of him in any language.

Known for some steamy scenes in the TV series "Scoop," with Roy Dupuis, (also starring Drainville) Macha Grenon drops her bombshell into a cameo appearance as Lola Laflamme in a discothèque encounter with Louis.

In order to preserve its original tone, one might want to view it with subtitles.


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