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Poetical Refugee (2000)

La faute à Voltaire (original title)
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Lucie
Bruno Lochet ...
Franck
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Nassera
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Antonio
Virginie Darmon ...
Leila
Mustapha Adouani ...
Mostfa
Sami Zitouni ...
Nono
Carole Franck ...
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Jean-Michel Fête ...
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Manuel Le Lièvre ...
André
François Genty ...
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Mariam Serbah ...
La marieuse (as Meriem Serbah)
Francis Arnaud ...
Le fonctionnaire
Nejlb Nekales ...
Hocine
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Ana Mazel
Written by Mohamed Khelifati
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Marginalized France
20 May 2002 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

There is a French Film festival running in Stockholm now and the common distributors are to be blamed, not letting us see many of these films before. "La faute à Voltaire" is about a Tunisian immigrant, cheating his way through the French bureaucracy, and a mental hospital, but finding solidarity and real friendship among people living in the poorest conditions of Paris of today.

There is a beautiful love story also. The immigrant at the hospital meets a disturbed "nymphomaniac" girl, very well played by Èloudie Bouchez, and starts a somewhat destructive but not altogether destructive relation with her.

This is very far from common American and common Swedish film indeed. It is about real people.


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