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Marion
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Bernie Noël
Roland Blanche ...
Donald Willis
Hélène Vincent ...
Mme Clermont, la mère de Bernie
Roland Bertin ...
Ramonda
Paul Le Person ...
Bernie, the janitor
Catherine Samie ...
Grandmother
Alain Libolt ...
Maître Clermont
Pascal Ternisien ...
Edouard Clermont
Emmanuelle Bougerol ...
Marie-Solange Clermont
Philippe Uchan ...
Député Vallois
Antoinette Moya ...
L'agent immobilier
Michel Vuillermoz ...
Travesti
Loïc Houdré ...
Dealer
Yves Pignot ...
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Bernie, a 30 years old orphan, decides to leave his orphanage and find his parents. After an investigation, he meets Marion, a young heroin addict and falls in love with her. He believes that his family was victim of a plot and this is why they deserted him. Written by Tetsuo Aminata

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27 November 1996 (France)  »

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Bernie, uno contra el mundo  »

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FRF 14,000,000 (estimated)
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Bernie Noël: My name is Bernie Noël and I like hyenas, because hyena it is... it is an animal about which we never speak,while it is an animal who can be,... who can be very important.
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Albert Dupontel at his best
21 May 2003 | by (Lyon, FRANCE) – See all my reviews

Absolutely hilarious, a must see for those who liked "c'est arrive près de chez vous" (Man bites dog), even though I still rank it a tone under, Bernie is a very funny, dark and absurd movie just like Albert Dupontel always makes..... Do not rent it if you are easily shocked, because the jokes tend to go quite far...


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