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The Adventures of Felix (2000)
"Drôle de Félix" (original title)

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A tale revolving around the carefree and bon-vivant, Felix, who is content living with his boyfriend, Daniel in the town of Dieppe in Northern France. When Felix is laid off from his job, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Félix
Patachou ...
Mathilde Firmin
Ariane Ascaride ...
Isabelle
Pierre-Loup Rajot ...
Daniel
Charly Sergue ...
Jules
Maurice Bénichou ...
Fisherman
Philippe Garziano ...
Railroader
Didier Mahieu ...
Friend / Unionist
Aliette Langolff-Colas ...
Unemployment Secretary
Arno Feffer ...
Man on Pentatherapy
Clément Dupré ...
Teenager with Kite
Clément Révérend ...
Laurent, the Assailant
Daniel Lesur ...
Bar Owner
Antoine Marneur ...
Salesman
Lisa Guez ...
Little Girl
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A tale revolving around the carefree and bon-vivant, Felix, who is content living with his boyfriend, Daniel in the town of Dieppe in Northern France. When Felix is laid off from his job, he decides to take a road trip to Marseilles to track down the father he's never met. Backpack in tow, Felix sets out walking, hitching and borrowing cars to get to the south of France. Springtime is budding, nature is at its best, and some unique characters await Felix along the dirtroads and byways of the French countryside. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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19 April 2000 (France)  »

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$13,275 (USA) (15 June 2001)

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$362,572 (USA) (8 March 2002)
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Félix: I'm gay.
Mathilde Firmin: Not you...
Félix: What do you mean? I'm gay.
Mathilde Firmin: I've known gay guys, but not you!
Félix: I said I'm gay! How can I prove it?
Mathilde Firmin: You seem so sure of yourself, I believe you.
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A very believable story, just the way it could happen.
9 June 2002 | by (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – See all my reviews

This is a charming film, very believable, just the way it could happen. Felix may be HIV+, but that is not exactly the issue here (he practices very safe sex). It's just a young man's odessy to find his biological father. Don't worry, it's a five-day trip. And, he interacts with some very interesting people. Very French. Very European in its conceit. I am 59 and if I were twenty-something again, I might try, like Felix, to find my biological father in much the same way. I would hope I could meet a "grand-mere" as delightful as Felix did. Felix is HIV+, but that is not the issue here -- it's more about a gay youngman's five-day odyssey. In the end, well, you will have enjoyed it all, but perhaps you won't know exactly why.


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