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La Famille Bélier (2014)

La famille Bélier (original title)
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A girl, who lives with her deaf parents, discovers that she has the gift of singing.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gigi Bélier
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Rodolphe Bélier
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Fabien Thomasson
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Paula Bélier
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Mathilde
Ilian Bergala ...
Gabriel Chevignon
Luca Gelberg ...
Quentin Bélier
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Mademoiselle Dos Santos
Stéphan Wojtowicz ...
Lapidus - le maire
Jérôme Kircher ...
Le docteur Pugeot
Bruno Gomila ...
Rossigneux
Véronique Poulain ...
La cliente du marché
Philippe Dusseau ...
Le président du jury
Clémence Lassalas ...
Karène
Melchior Lebeaut ...
L'élève binoclard
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The Béliers are ordinary people: Rodolphe and Gigi are married, have two children and run their farm for a living. Ordinary people? Well, almost... since three of them, Dad, Mum and their son Quentin, are deaf. Which is not the case of the boy's big sister, Paula. And not only can she speak but her music teacher scouts her beautiful voice as well. He offers her to sit for the entrance exam of the Maîtrise de Radio France, a vocal elite choir in Paris. Her parents, who rely on her as their ears and mouth in the outside world, take the news badly. Paula, who hates the idea of betraying her parents and her brother, goes through a painful dilemma... Written by Guy Bellinger

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17 December 2014 (France)  »

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La familia Bélier  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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The actors quickly discovered that it's extremely hard to sign and speak at the same time. This proved to be particularly grueling for Louane Emera in the film's memorable climax where she has to sing and sign simultaneously. See more »

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Soundtracks

Acte II
from opéra "La Vestale"
Composed by Gasparo Spontini
Libretto By Étienne de Jouy
(1807
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If you are tired of the Hollywood Formula...
20 March 2015 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

You want to watch the traditional super production, with special effects, super heroes, stunts, multi locations, etc.? then this is not the movie you are looking for. This great movie goes to the essence of a nice, loving, great family, who deal with human feelings in the most real, natural and believable way. A movie that will leave a great flavor. 100% worth to watch! Great acting, direction, photography, and of course, the soul of every movie, the script. More movies like this which show the bright side of life are needed, vs. the cinema that shows the sad reality of violence, crime, and stress. This last line is to fulfill the 10 lines required for a review. ;)


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