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

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Jean-François 'Jeff' Marolles
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Sophie
Elisa Tovati ...
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Jean-Christian Gagnant
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Giovanni Di Toro
Cendrine Orcier ...
Fabienne
Dan Herzberg ...
Steven
Arsène Mosca ...
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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Based on a novel with the same title by Frédéric Beigbeder. 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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References Dangerous Woman (2000) See more »

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Pretentious and full of clichés
9 August 2011 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I pretty much hated the movie right from the start. You just know quite fast when you start watching a film, any film, whether the film rings true or whether it's full of sh*t. 99 francs was the latter.

The film was full of clichés and bad jokes. Probably some of the "funny" stuff was France-centric and don't mean that much to others, but that can't really explain the staggering dumbness I had to witness. I felt like I was treated like a 10 year old who has never seen a film or read a book, or really knows nothing about the realities of the world. Actually it felt like the makers were 15 year old teens who felt like they wanted to set the record straight of what the advertising world reaaalllyyy is like. But the problem is that there was absolutely nothing new here. We've seen this stuff million times before.

Like other reviewers have pointed out here this was apparently a successful book transformed to film. That explains a lot, because usually it's really hard to achieve the atmosphere successfully. And this film tried really just too much. In a way I appreciate the franticness of the film, and of course I do appreciate the obviously high production values, but to me it was all just a waste. The knowledge of those can't erase the disappointing feeling the film gave me, and that's why I only give it 3 stars.


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