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Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive, married and with a son. He used to have antother profession: to be French star Claude Francois. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming up, ... See full summary »

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Véro
Marie Guillard ...
Vanessa
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Anne
Odile Vuillemin ...
Odile
Nadège Beausson-Diagne ...
Nadège
Nicolas Jouxtel ...
Sébastien
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Claude David
Evelyne Thomas ...
Herself / Elle-même
Karine Lyachenko ...
Jacqueline
Bruno Abraham-Kremer ...
Monsieur Lombard
Dominique Besnehard ...
Le psychologue
Armelle ...
Laure
Thomas Derichebourg ...
Le garçon restaurant à volonté
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Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive, married and with a son. He used to have antother profession: to be French star Claude Francois. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming up, he must choose between his wife or the only thing that makes him fully happy: the applause. Written by Bruno Benton

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Name: Bernard Frédéric. Job: Claude François.

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11 February 2004 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

O sosias  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,942,752 (France) (13 February 2004)

Gross:

$17,708,315 (France) (19 March 2004)
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When Bernard Frederic visits Jacqueline, there is a dog who was supposed to constantly jump on her and bite her scarf when she dances. The dog was trained to do so for weeks prior to shooting, but never obeyed when the cameras were rolling. See more »

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Referenced in Le petit lieutenant (2005) See more »

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Performed by Julien Clerc
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Benoit Poelvoorde : the REAL Claude Francois!
14 January 2004 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

It's an excelllent comedy! Benoit Poelvoorde is totally amazing, the script is intelligent, smart and funny. Julie Depardieu is beautiful and a good actress and Jean-Paul Rouve from the Robin des Bois is excellent as Michel Polnareff! If you like Claude Francois this film is made for you!

Well done.


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