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Mean Spirit (2003)
"Mauvais esprit" (original title)

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Simon is a down-on-his luck artist who gets no breaks from any quarter. While out working as a street sketch artist, he stumbles across the construction site for a new museum that is very ... See full summary »

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Vincent Porel
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Chrystèle Porel
Maria Pacôme ...
Belle-maman
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Leonor
Clémentine Célarié ...
Béatrice Copy
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François Levantal ...
Freddy
Lise Lamétrie ...
Geneviève
Colette Casside ...
La vieille dame
Matthias Van Khache ...
Sébastien Copy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lola Casamayor ...
Lise
Tsilla Chelton ...
La dame à la boulangerie
Marie Collins ...
La fille à la poussette
Natalia Dontcheva ...
La nounou
Jorge Gago ...
Junior
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Simon is a down-on-his luck artist who gets no breaks from any quarter. While out working as a street sketch artist, he stumbles across the construction site for a new museum that is very obviously stolen from a design he created as an architecture student. Enraged, he storms into the office of architect Vincent Porel and demands an explanation, but is immediately hauled out by security. When the police arrive to arrest Simon, he makes a break for freedom, only to be accidentally struck down in the street by Porel himself. As Simon lays dying on the hood of Porel's car, his soul is transferred into the body of a newborn baby, none other than Porel's own son, born at that very instant. Remembering his past and realizing that he is now in the care of the man who stole his work and killed him, Simon resolves to make his new father's life hell. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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5 November 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bastardo dentro  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,996,698 (France) (7 November 2003)

Gross:

$5,259,672 (France) (28 November 2003)
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c'est pas drole du tout
4 August 2006 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

'C'est pas drole du tout' - it's just not funny Mr. script-writer and Mr. director. I cannot say too much more about this French comedy.

It's not that the idea could not make for a good film. The spirit of a failed architect born under an un-lucky star reincarnates in the body of the new-born baby of the rich entrepeneur who stole his project and killed him in a car accident. The baby will do all to make the life of his father miserable.

The film is re-told by the off-screen of the mature spirit in the baby body. It's not such a bad idea, and so are the camera shots taken from the perspective of the toddler. Unfortunately, these premises and the decent acting of Thierry Lhermitte are the only good things that can be said about the film. The rest of the cast is awful, the humor is either very expected and trivial or non-existing, and the movie succeeds to end before really beginning, but yet to make us feel bored for most of its 80 minutes.


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