The life of Octave Parango, a flamboyant ad designer, filled with success, satire, misery and love.

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Sophie
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Alfred Duler
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Jean-Christian Gagnant
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Marc Maronnier
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Giovanni Di Toro
Cendrine Orcier ...
Fabienne
Dan Herzberg ...
Steven
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Le dealer
Niels Dubost ...
Père Groobad
Aurélie Boquien ...
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The life of Octave Parango, a flamboyant ad designer, filled with success, satire, misery and love.

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I'm the most influential bastard in 2000 years.

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Each time Octave Parango (played by Jean Dujardin) is in a bad trip, Frédéric Beigbeder appears. It certainly reffers to the fact that Beigbeder worked himself in an advertising agency as Octave in the movie. See more »

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When Octave's version of the Starlight commercial is shown on television for the first time, the blob of yogurt on his eyebrow disappears and reappears between takes. See more »

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Octave Parango: Everything is bought. Love, Art, planet earth, you me. Especially me. The man is a product like any other, with a limit sell by date. I am advertising, I am one of those that make you dream the things you will ever have. Blue skies, never ugly chicks, perfect happiness and retouched in Photoshop. You think I embellished the world? lost, I screw it up. Everything is temporary. Love, Art, planet Earth, you, me. Especially me
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An der schönen blauen Donau
Composed by Johann Strauss (1867)
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Good criticism of the advertising world
28 October 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This movie was made like a giant advertising with very rhythmic effects and fast moving pictures. At least, it will keep the eye entertained during the whole movie but there's more in it.

It describes in a fun way what everybody knows is a sad world. Drugs, sex parties, late work hours, pretentious people, and meetings with stupid people, this is the way it works in the advertising industry.

It's a very funny criticism of advertising and the way it's made. I feared it would not do justice to Beigbeder's excellent book but in fact it's quite good.

Most of all, Jean Dujardin is very good in his role. He could be one of those mens you see working at Publicis on the champs Elysees !

Some people may not like the movie because there is a lot of sex and drug taking inside the movie. Yet, it's a good social depiction of this world. Don't go with the children's (the rating is not very explicit about the real content of the film) and enjoy yourself.


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