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Whatever You Say (2002)

Mon idole (original title)
Bastien, an ambitious young production assistant, catches the attention of Jean-Louis, a producer of high regard, and is granted a shot at his own television show.

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Jean-Louis Broustal
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Bastien
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Clara Broustal
Philippe Lefebvre ...
Philippe Letzger
Daniel Prévost ...
M. Balbot
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Fabienne
Jacqueline Jehanneuf ...
Maryvonne
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Daniel Bénard
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Patrick
Andrée Damant ...
Micheline
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L'assistante
Alexandra Mercouroff ...
La secrétaire de Broustal
Pascal Leguennec ...
Le jardinier
Vincent Darré ...
Le fils du jardinier
Laurent Lafitte ...
Fabrice
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Young Bastien is very pleased when his hugely successful TV producer boss Jean-Louis Broustal begins to recognize him for his talents and then invites him to his country house for the weekend to work on a new show. But gradually it becomes clear that no work is going to be done. In fact, Broustal and his much younger pretty wife seem to want Bastien for something very different than for his television talents. But can he accept their offer? Can he afford not to? Things go awry and lead to a taut and frenzied finish. Written by Martin Lewison <dr@martinlewison.com>

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17 December 2002 (France)  »

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My Idol  »

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$861,887 (France) (20 December 2002)
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I loved it
8 February 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I don't understand why this film didn't get more exposure cause it sure is a UFO of a film. Knowing where it is going is impossible. Berléand as the media tycoon is incredible, Canet perfect in his ready-to-do-anything-to-succeed character, and Krugger is just stunning.

Cold sense of humor.

Original screenplay.

A good film to rent.

The end is pure poetry and a reflexion on what our society has become.

Recommended ? Of course.


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