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A Self-Made Hero (1996)
"Un héros très discret" (original title)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  12 September 1997 (USA)
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Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator. He leaves his wife and goes to Paris. Gradually he ... See full summary »

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Anouk Grinberg ...
Servane
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Yvette
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Dionnet
Nadia Barentin ...
The General's Wife
Bernard Bloch ...
Ernst
François Chattot ...
Louvier
Philippe Duclos ...
Caron
Danièle Lebrun ...
Madame Dehousse
Armand de Baudry d'Asson ...
Englishman
Wilfred Benaïche ...
Henry Nervoix
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Monsieur Jo
Philippe Berodot ...
Leguen
Gilles Del Frate ...
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Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator. He leaves his wife and goes to Paris. Gradually he inveigles himself with the resistance movement. They trust him and he helps them trace collaborators. Written by David Morgans <in2023@wlv.ac.uk>

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Les vies les plus belles sont celles qu'on invente.

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12 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Budget:

FRF 29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,345 (USA) (12 September 1997)

Gross:

$69,977 (USA) (5 December 1997)
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Amazing, amazing, absolutely amazing

Sweeping tale of a smart and lucky imposter, masterfully played by Mathieu Kassovitz during most of the movie. This combines short real footages with great acting all around. David Fernandes is touching as the young Albert, Jean-Louis Trintignant is perfect casting as the older/narrator.

An unforgettable movie. Have to see it to believe it. Perfect script. Once again a wonderful movie that did not get the respect, publicity, "fame" it fully deserves.

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