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Les vacances du petit Nicolas (2014)

The summer holidays begin, Nicolas and his family travel to the seaside where a whole new series of adventures await them.

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Dominique Lavanant ...
François-Xavier Demaison ...
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M. Bernique
Mathéo Boisselier ...
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Judith Henry ...
Mme Bernique
Francis Perrin ...
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Bruno Lochet ...
M. Leguano
Fabienne Galula ...
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Erja Malatier ...
Isabelle
Chann Aglat ...
Simon Bouvier ...
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The summer holidays begin, Nicolas and his family travel to the seaside where a whole new series of adventures await them.

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9 July 2014 (France)  »

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5 February 2015 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

I can say, for sure, as all of Goscinny's work, this film will delight kids and grown-ups alike. For children, there's a lot going on for Nicolas and his family during a vacation moved from the mountains to the sea. But for all of us who like light-spirited films as deep ones, this one breaks barriers seldom seen in recent times. If you want to be thrilled by technical issues that will not scream "I'm here" during your first watch, please, watch it again! They designed this film with much more detail than even Goscinny's stories when they were depicted in its time. Color is of the essence. And here, designers got their hands on it as if it was the end of the world. It's stunning, to say the least, the use of color and textures to make this film a truly memorable feat of design. Photography, on the other end, is superb. The night scenes are beautiful and luscious. The time-warp costumes and color matching of absolutely everything helps a lot in telling the story. And to cap it all, the cars are all of the era, and not just "period" cars. They chose a line-up of beautiful museum quality, colorful and perfectly matching cars with specs for the time-frame of the film. If you love the Facel-Vega, Citroën, Peugeot, Renault, Simca... you're in for a treat.

Watch the kids! Watch dad and mom and granny! They are great. Of course, there may be some flaws, but I see them as part of a funny, uplifting, absurd and very very French film. What cinema should always be: entertaining and beautiful, no matter the subject.


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