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Le nain rouge (1998)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 18 June 1999 (USA)
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Lucien is a dwarf, who works hard in a large legal office. His only friend is trapeze circus artist Isis. One day he gets the attention of singer Paola Bendoni and falls in love with her.

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Lucien L'Hotte (as Jean-Yves Thual)
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Paola Bendoni
Dyna Gauzy ...
Isis Colombe
Michel Peyrelon ...
D'Urbino (Circus Director)
Arno Chevrier ...
Bob
Carlo Colombaioni ...
Cavallo
Alain Flick ...
Picot
Alexandre von Sivers ...
Lambert
Dirk Lavryssen ...
Head of the office
Cyril Casmèze ...
The zoomorph
Sophie Ladmiral ...
Woman with fishnet stockings
Pierre Kudlak ...
Man with the whip
Yvette Merlin ...
The old mother
Karl Charnak ...
Bartender
Maria Ducceschi ...
Cleaning lady
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Lucien is a dwarf, who works hard in a large legal office. His only friend is trapeze circus artist Isis. One day he gets the attention of singer Paola Bendoni and falls in love with her. Written by Anonymous

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Life begins when you snap.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexuality, nudity and brief violence | See all certifications »
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The Red Dwarf  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,979 (USA) (18 June 1999)

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$6,500 (USA) (25 June 1999)
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1.78 : 1
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This was actress Anita Ekberg's final cinematic appearance. See more »

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Like A Bad David Lynch Film
3 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first third of this film was very interesting, but mainly because of the good black-and- white closeup photography in that first 30-45 minutes. Then the story began to get very distasteful with characters I could not care about, and I doubt most people could.

The story is a bit disjointed and sordid about a dwarf who has some sort of relationship with a older, fat and married woman, all the while he is serving divorce papers....at least that's what it sounded like. It wasn't all that clear after an hour, and by then I had lost interest trying figure everything out. In the meantime, the dwarf also was attracted to this little girl at the circus. It's all very strange....and not a satisfying story.

One review I read somewhere said this film reminded him of early David Lynch movies, and I think that's an apt description. I love a couple of Lynch films, but some of his stuff stinks, too. (i.e. Eraserhead, Lost Highway, to name two).


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