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Poetical Refugee (2000)

La faute à Voltaire (original title)
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Jallel
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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 ...
Barbara
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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More confused than impressive
13 April 2002 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Really, this wasn´t very impressive at all. The last few years, french filmmakers have produced one socially conscious movie after another , in many different styles but many extremely good films. La Faute à Voltaire, on the other hand, never pays off. The director seems to be confused about what story he wants to tell, and ends up saying nothing at all. Take a look at Nos vies heureuses or the brilliant Resources humaines instead.


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