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My Life as a Zucchini (2016)

Ma vie de Courgette (original title)
After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gaspard Schlatter ...
Courgette (voice)
Sixtine Murat ...
Camille (voice)
Paulin Jaccoud ...
Simon (voice)
Michel Vuillermoz ...
Raymond (voice)
Raul Ribera ...
Ahmed (voice)
Estelle Hennard ...
Alice (voice)
Elliot Sanchez ...
Jujube (voice)
Lou Wick ...
Béatrice (voice)
Brigitte Rosset ...
Tante Ida (voice)
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Courgette's Mother (voice) (as Natacha Varga-Koutchoumov)
Monica Budde ...
Mme Papineau (voice)
Adrien Barazzone ...
Mr. Paul (voice)
Véronique Montel ...
Rosy (voice)
Romane Cretegny ...
Fillette (voice)
Evelyne Bouvier ...
Maman de la fillette (voice)

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Courgette (Zucchini) is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother's disappearance, Courgette is befriended by a police officer Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond's help and his new-found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and might find true love.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and suggestive material | See all certifications »

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24 February 2017 (USA)  »

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Budget:

€6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,057 (USA) (24 February 2017)

Gross:

$292,279 (USA) (7 April 2017)
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Trivia

Official submission of Switzerland for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

Quotes

Raymond: Your mum is no longer there, Icare.
Courgette: My name is Courgette!
Raymond: Courgette... Did your mum call you that? Hm. My name is Raymond.
Courgette: Did your mum call you that?
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Crazy Credits

About halfway through the credits, we see an animated sequence based, apparently, on the lead actor's audition tape. See more »

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Version of C'est mieux la vie quand on est grand (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Vent nous portera
Lyrics by Bertrand Cantat
Music by Bertrand Cantat, Denis Barthe, Jean-Paul Roy & Serge Teyssot-Gay
Performed by Sophie Hunger
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Simplicity is just another form of art
19 July 2017 | by (Costa Rica) – See all my reviews

The way they made this film was very original, and good originality is very valuable and worth watching. I love stop-motion, in this is an excellent stop-motion, because of everything in the film impressed me. The characters are very original, even the name that the main character has is amazing. The screenplay embraces so many genuine topics, as love and the different ways it can be shown; it has humor but it also wants to make you cry and fall in love with each character. The production is incredible, amazing, out of this world; and I couldn't ask for more, it made me want to cry because of this simple but outstanding production! This motion picture is really worth watching, is very touching; and if I could only watch one movie for the rest of my life it will be this one.


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