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Chouchou (2003)

 -  Comedy  -  19 March 2003 (France)
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A North African immigrant to Paris gets work and finds romance despite his scatty character.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Choukri, alias Chouchou
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Stanislas de la Tour-Maubourg
Claude Brasseur ...
Père Léon
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Frère Jean
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Le docteur Nicole Milovavovich
Julien Courbey ...
Yekea
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Vanessa
Yacine Mesbah ...
Djamila
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La mère de Stanislas
Jacques Sereys ...
Le père de Stanislas
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Le transformiste brésilien
Stéphane Boucher ...
L'inspecteur Grégoire
Olivia Dessolin ...
L'apparition
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La vendeuse supermarché
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Le commissaire Molino
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Chouchou has just arrived in Paris from his home in North Africa. He is scatty and unworldly, and tries to get a bed for the night by spinning an implausible line about being a refugee from the Chilean dictator Pinochet. He is fortunate, because a kindly priest (Father Leon) in a working class suburb has some sympathy for him, and takes him in for a few nights. Father Leon also gets him a job with a lady psychoanalyst, Dr Milovavich, and the job is as receptionist and cleaner. Chouchou does the cleaning in a woman's dustcoat and when Dr Milovavich asks him what he would most like in the world, he replies that he would love to be a woman from head to toe. Dr M. is unabashed by this revelation, and tells him that from tomorrow he can come to work as a woman, Mlle Chouchou. He takes her at her word, and is startlingly convincing the next day, with good female body language, although let down by a marked dark beard shadow. Soon the doctor has to go away for a couple of days on business, ... Written by Hazel Freeman

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Le rencontrer c'est l'aimer !

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19 March 2003 (France)  »

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Chouchou em Apuros  »

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Opening Weekend:

$100,169 (Belgium) (18 April 2003)

Gross:

$24,924,968 (Europe) (9 May 2003)
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Performed by Caroline Loeb
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a waste of talent, could have been way much better
1 April 2003 | by (Paris) – See all my reviews

I saw some sketches of Gad El Maleh, including one of Chouchou, and he is really funny, one of the most talented comedians i've ever seen. This movie doesnt make much use of his talent and it has very stupid scenes, like the ones with virgin Maria, the flying sushi and the ridiculous substory about the mad policeman.

During the screening, "La cage aux folles" came into my mind and i think that it was ten times better. It had a good story and didnt overuse of a particular character in "funny" situations, no matter how stupid the way is that leads to these situations.


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