6.1/10
492
4 user 3 critic

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 »

Director:

Reviews
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Karmina (1996)
Comedy | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Translation of the above: Karmina, a young vampire (only 140 years old) flees her Translylvanian castle where she must marry the horrible Vlad to please her father, the mean Baron, and her ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Pelletier
Stars: Isabelle Cyr, Robert Brouillette, Yves Pelletier
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The last three days in the life of a notorious criminal as seen through the eyes of eight different people.

Director: Robert Morin
Stars: Gildor Roy, Jean-Guy Bouchard, Brigitte Paquette
La petite vie (1993–1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Based on the comedy of Ding & Dong, the sitcom is an extreme satire of the typical Québec family. A couple that can't seem to get along after decades of marriage are always confronted by ... See full summary »

Stars: Claude Meunier, Serge Thériault, Marc Messier
Un gars, une fille (TV Series 1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Un regard à la fois intime, hilarant, touchant et presque voyeur sur les réalités journalières de la vie conjugale. Dans les petits segments d'une peine, les situations cocasses et ... See full summary »

Stars: Guy A. Lepage, Sylvie Léonard, Norman Helms
Le coeur a ses raisons (TV Series 2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Le coeur a ses raisons is a breathtaking parody of some popular TV drama series (soaps), a tragical family saga with unbelievable intrigues and filled with completely absurd characters. The... See full summary »

Stars: Marc Labrèche, Anne Dorval, Michèle Deslauriers
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An ex-blue-collar city employee tries to blow the whistle on corruption but when he loses his job over his righteous zeal, he goes from a life of honesty to a life of screwing the system. The whole family adopts this attitude. The whole title of the show is "Les Bougons, C'est Aussi Ça La Vie" Which translates into "The Bougons, This Is Also Life"

Stars: Rémy Girard, Louison Danis, Claude Laroche
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Quebecois Elvis impersonator is disillusioned to find a Chinaman participating in an Elvis contest. He later takes his wife on vacation to the island of Santa Banana.

Directors: Pierre Falardeau, Julien Poulin
Stars: Julien Poulin, Denise Mercier, Marie-Claude Dufour
Biography | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

1952, Québec - Alys Robi, vocalist at the top of her popularity and recognized worldwide, was interned in spite of herself, by her father. Medical authorities prescribe her the only cure ... See full summary »

Director: Denise Filiatrault
Stars: Pascale Bussières, Michel Barrette, Serge Postigo
Tout sur moi (TV Series 2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Inspirée de la personnalité des trois acteurs, mais aussi de leur vie, de leurs expériences amoureuses comme de leurs parcours professionnels, 'Tout sur moi' met en scène des personnages et... See full summary »

Stars: Macha Limonchik, Eric Bernier, Valérie Blais
Octobre (1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A dramatization of the infamous Canadian terrorist abduction & murder of a government minister by a cell of The Quebec Liberation Front.

Director: Pierre Falardeau
Stars: Hugo Dubé, Luc Picard, Pierre Rivard
Les invincibles (TV Series 2005)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Four friends establish a contract stipulating they have to leave their respective girlfriend at the same time. If one of them violates the pact, he has to pay a thousand dollar to the three others.

Stars: Patrice Robitaille, Pierre-François Legendre, Rémi-Pierre Paquin
Cruising Bar (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In this outrageous comedy (where the lead characters are played by the same actor), four men from very different backgrounds set out to go "babe-hunting" on a Saturday night. Follow a very ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ménard
Stars: Michel Côté, Louise Marleau, Geneviève Rioux
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Zhenhu Han ...
Sam Ying (as Zenhu Han)
...
Reporter
Gilbert Lachance ...
Remi
...
Roger
...
Aline Jobin
Alexandra Boulianne ...
Chanteuse de la chorale
Mireille Thibault ...
Chanteuse de la chorale
Sylvie Bouchard ...
Chanteuse de la chorale
...
Michel Gobeil
Patricia Tulasne ...
Charlotte Dubreuil
Marcela Seguel ...
Marie-Laurence Despins
Stephanie Laplante ...
Scripte t.v
Pierre Paquin ...
Realisateur t.v
...
Technicien a la regie
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

1 April 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Louis the 19th  »

Filming Locations:


Edit

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 3,100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,569,021
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Razzle Dazzle (1961) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

First to emerge, even before Truman or Ed
23 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Of course some movies and show have taken the idea (whole or part of it). Still the innovative idea of the reality show belongs to Louis 19. It's the story of an invisible man : he is nobody at his job, in the bus, for the kids. Even his mother keeps peeking on him. But one day he enters this contest and wins, making a show of his so-called life. He is followed everywhere, at every moment for good or not.

This movie shows us a side of the media industry to which we are not accustomed to think about. How do celebrities deal with the fact that there will always be someone to watch you, even in the most private moments of your life? It's a great movie that showed me that Québec cinema match the American in some instance. But don't be fooled. It's not "another movie about reality show". It's the first movie about it. ;)


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Katee Sackhoff talks about her characters on "Battlestar Galactica," "Star Wars: Rebels," and "The Flash." Plus, "The IMDb Show" learns what it takes to wield a lightsaber.

Watch the show