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I, Cesar (2003)

Moi César, 10 ans 1/2, 1m39 (original title)
Cesar is a young schoolboy living in Paris with his family. Their life is ordinary, but Cesar wants more excitement (which he creates, in one instance, by claiming to his teachers that his ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jules Sitruk ...
César Petit
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Chantal Petit
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ...
Bertrand Petit
Joséphine Berry ...
Sarah Delgado
Mabô Kouyaté ...
Morgan Boulanger
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Gloria
Stéphane Guillon ...
Le père de Sarah
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La mère de Sarah
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Le prof de gym
Didier Bénureau ...
Le directeur
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Samantha
Jean Benguigui ...
Papy
Annick Blancheteau ...
Mamy
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Mr. Fitzpatrick
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Charley Fitzpatrick
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Cesar is a young schoolboy living in Paris with his family. Their life is ordinary, but Cesar wants more excitement (which he creates, in one instance, by claiming to his teachers that his father has been arrested). During the school holidays, Cesar and his friend Sarah decide to help their mutual friend, Morgan, find his father who supposedly lives in London. Each one tells their parents that they're staying with the other two, and together they sneak out to begin their search. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Parents, autorité, amour, amis, rivalité, écolé, fugue, un p'tit peu gros


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9 April 2003 (France)  »

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Budget:

€5,320,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,139,239 (France) (18 April 2003)

Gross:

$4,486,218 (Europe) (25 April 2003)
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When Morgan's mother called him in Gloria's house and Gloria took the phone we can see that the phone's display is blank, indicating that it was turned off. See more »

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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Casta Diva
(from "Norma")
Music by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto by Felice Romani
Performed by Maria Callas with Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Conducted by Tullio Serafin
Courtesy of EMI Classics
(Opening title)
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Charming
22 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

"Moi Cesar" is a charming movie about the growing pains of a plump, insecure boy, wonderfully embodied by Jules Sitruk. He and his two best pals form a strong friendship that reaches its apex when they run off to London to look for Cesar's friend's British father. They are aided by Anna Karina in a rare role as an Auntie Mame-like character, a punk pub owner with a Tina Turner hairdo. It's a great cameo by the iconic actress. It's a pity that "Moi Cesar" hasn't been released commercially in the US. The movie can be as popular as "Amelie". Richard Berry, the French actor, directed this comedy and Luc Besson was among its producers. Josephine Berry, Richard's beautiful daughter, plays Cesar's love interest.


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