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A Self-Made Hero (1996)

Un héros très discret (original title)
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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Albert Dehousse
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Servane
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Yvette
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Albert Dehousse (old)
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Dionnet
Nadia Barentin ...
The General's Wife
Bernard Bloch ...
Ernst
François Chattot ...
Louvier
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Caron
Danièle Lebrun ...
Madame Dehousse
Armand de Baudry d'Asson ...
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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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FRF 29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,345, 14 September 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$69,977, 7 December 1997
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Rooted Solely By Mathieu Kassovitz's Performance
9 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

I'm not normally a fan of foreign films, mainly because my lack of reading ability, but Un Heros Tres Discret (A.K.A. A Self Made Hero) was one of the best foreign films I have ever seen, if only because it introduced me to French actor, Mathieu Kassovitz.

This movie, directed by Jacques Audiard, deals with Mathieu's character, Albert Dehousse, and his rise from a son living under his mother's insanity to becoming a leader of a French Revolutionary faction.

If there is anything to praise this movie for, it's for the strong, yet understated performance by Kassovitz


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