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Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he ... See full summary »

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Ryôko Hirosue ...
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Yoshi Oida ...
Christian Sinniger ...
Le Squale
Alexandre Brik ...
Irène
Jean-Marc Montalto ...
Olivier (as Jean Marc Montalto)
Véronique Balme ...
Betty
Fabio Zenoni ...
Josy
Haruhiko Hirata ...
Ishibashi
Michel Scourneau ...
Van Eyck (as Mikhel Scourneau)
Jacques Bondoux ...
Del Rio
Osamu Tsuruya ...
Douanier 1
Akihiko Nishida ...
Douanier 2
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Storyline

Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he used to work 19 years ago, to settle the probate of his girlfriend who left him shortly after marriage without a trace. There he mets his former colleague Momo and his daughter Yumi who he did not know was ever born. Hubert eventually finds out why his girlfriend left him and the reason becomes his and his new daughters problem. Written by Schwarz

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 October 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Klironomo tin... kori mou!  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€15,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,560 (USA) (27 September 2002)

Gross:

$81,525 (USA) (18 October 2002)
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The wall art that Yumi envisions for her room was taken directly from liner notes of The Prodigy's album 'Music for the Jilted Generation' which features the song "Voodoo People" that was used in this movie. See more »

Goofs

Hubert fires seven shots from his magnum in the arcade. When he first loaded the gun it only held six bullets. See more »

Quotes

Yumi Yoshimido: I never spend more than I have.
Hubert Fiorentini: That's a good principle.
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Referenced in Weakest link: Hitori gachi no hôsoku: Episode #1.1 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Starshine
Performed by Gorillaz
Written by Damon Albarn (as D. Albarn) & Jamie Hewlett (as J. Hewlett)
©2000 by EML Music Publishing Ltd
avex l'aimable autorisation
des Editions EML Music Publishing France
©2001 avec l'aimable autorisation
de la société EML Music France
tous droits réservés pour l'univers entier
Played in the Golf ring
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Best French Movie in a while....
12 March 2004 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is the best french language movie I have seen in a while. although the language, when watching in french without subtitles, is sometimes too fast to distinguish, the overall quality of the film loses none of its charm. It is an excellent portrayal of a man coming to grips with the fact that he does, in fact, have a family. There is, however, a generous amount of comedy along the way, and quite a bit of action, violence of a comedic nature more often then not. (Mall scene, golf ball scene...)

Interesting Fact: the actress who played Reno's (Hubert's) daughter actually speaks no french. she learned her lines as sounds, the words have no meaning to her.


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