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Monsieur Batignole (2002)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  6 March 2002 (France)
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In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jules Sitruk ...
Simon Bernstein
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Edmond Batignole
Michèle Garcia ...
Marguerite Batignole (as Michele Garcia)
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Pierre-Jean Lamour
Alexia Portal ...
Micheline Batignole
Violette Blanckaert ...
Sarah Cohen
Daphné Baiwir ...
Guila Cohen (as Daphne Baiwir)
Götz Burger ...
SS Col. Spreich
Elisabeth Commelin ...
Irène
Hubert Saint-Macary ...
Gendarmerie lieutenant
Daniel Martin ...
Brigadier Albert
Nadine Spinoza ...
Rachel Bernstein
Damien Jouillerot ...
Martin
Philippe du Janerand ...
Administrateur
Marie-Gaëlle Cals ...
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In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and collaborator of the German Pierre-Jean Lamour calls the Nazis to arrest the Jewish Bernstein family, they move to the confiscated apartment. Some days later, the young Simon Bernstein escapes from the Germans and comes to his former home. When Batignole finds him, he feels sorry for the boy and lodges him, hiding Simon from Pierre-Jean and also from his wife. Later, two cousins of Simon meet him in the cellar of the grocery. When Pierre-Jean finds the children, Batignole decides to travel with the children to Switzerland. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,872,045 (France) (25 January 2002)

Gross:

$6,463,671 (Europe) (22 March 2002)
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Goofs

When Pierre-Jean threatens Edmond with the cleaver, the blade is vertical in shots from the front but is horizontal in shots from behind Edmond. See more »

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Elle a tout
Music by Francis Lopez (as Francis López)
Lyrics by Raymond Vincy and André Hornez
Performed by Andrex
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A very pleasant surprise.
10 August 2002 | by (Arlington, VA) – See all my reviews

Although some of the characters are clichés, they are all well acted. The film manages to mix its humor with the seriousness of the subject without the awkwardness and maudlin artificiality of "Life is Beautiful." I don't know if this has been released in the U.S. (I saw it on an Air France flight), but it is worth looking for.


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