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Malabar Princess (2004)

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A man leaves his 8-year old son with his father-in-law who lives near the glacier where the boy's mother died.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Villeret ...
Gaspard
Jules-Angelo Bigarnet ...
Tom (as Jules Angelo Bigarnet)
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Valentine
Claude Brasseur ...
Robert
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Pierre
Damien Jouillerot ...
Benoit
Urbain Cancelier ...
Gaston
Fabienne Chaudat ...
Odette
Georges Claisse ...
Gardien du refuge
Roland Marchisio ...
Le bijoutier
Patrick Ligardes ...
Gendarme Petit
Franck Adrien ...
Gendarme Hélico
Julianne Loucq ...
Sophie
Alexandre Brasseur ...
Gérard
Rémi Bergman ...
The Optician
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A man leaves his 8-year old son with his father-in-law who lives near the glacier where the boy's mother died. Written by Anonymous

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savoy | chamonix

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3 March 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Malabar hercegnője  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,982,633 (France) (5 March 2004)

Gross:

$4,981,290 (France) (19 March 2004)
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Great road movie.
4 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Jacques Villeret delivers a wonderful performance in this charming, tender film, one of his best roles ever, only a year or so before he died. The young fellow (Jules-Angelo) is very good too, and supporting actors like Claude Brasseur and Michele Laroque are excellent too.

The story is about a young boy whose mother died in the glacier in mysterious circumstances five years before the film starts. At the age of 8, staying with his grand father, he is haunted by the questions about his mum "disappearing" in the mountain, "lost", words that mean to him that she may somehow still be alive.

Because grown-ups lied to him thinking he was too young to understand, at the age of 8 he starts to understand the meaning of the word "Death" but has not made the psychological journey to accept it was the fate of his mum.

It is with a new relationship with his grand father, that is, his link with his lost mother, and a journey back where she lived for the last time that he will be able to grow.

A real event is the background for the story, the wreck of the an Indian aircraft, the Malabar Princess in the French Alps in 1950.

Bought it on DVD recently. What a pity a film like this did not receive a wider audience.


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