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Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté (1988)

A successful entrepreneur in his fifties decides to abandon his loved ones and the empire he has built to find the liberty he yearns for, unaware that the itinerary of one's life often changes in the funniest of ways.

Director:

Claude Lelouch

Writer:

Claude Lelouch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Sam Lion
Richard Anconina ... Albert Duvivier, dit Al
Lio ... Yvette, 1ère femme de Sam
Béatrice Agenin Béatrice Agenin ... Corinne, dernière femme de Sam
Marie-Sophie L. Marie-Sophie L. ... Victoria, fille de Sam
Jean-Philippe Chatrier Jean-Philippe Chatrier ... Jean-Philippe, fils de Sam
Gila von Weitershausen ... Une rencontre de Sam
Michel Beaune ... Notaire de Sam
Pierre Vernier Pierre Vernier ... Curé de Sam
Philippe Lorin Philippe Lorin ... Toubib de Sam
Annie Philippe Annie Philippe ... Secrétaire de Sam
Céline Caussimon Céline Caussimon ... Soeur de Al
Daniel Gélin ... Pierrot Duvivier, père de Al
Alexis Gruss Alexis Gruss ... Monsieur Loyal
Nicolas Mallet Nicolas Mallet ... Sam à 3 ans
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Storyline

On a cloudy day in a small-town carnival, an unattended three-year-old boy with a small note in his hand cries inconsolably. As the years pass by, the same boy will start a career as an intrepid trapeze acrobat--and before long--he will reach the peak by being the biggest in his trade. Accomplished, with kids, wealth, and recognition, the man will quit the firm and his current lifestyle to set off on a solitary voyage of self-awareness in the vast landscapes of Africa, never to return. There, the most improbable friendship will start--and after two years of being presumed dead--a spark will rekindle, making him realise, that even if one has done and seen it all, he can be surprised by what life still has to offer. Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 November 1988 (France) See more »

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Der Löwe See more »

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70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Around 01:39:13, Victoria is wearing an alliance. On next shot, it's missing. On next shot again, the alliance reappears. See more »

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Sam Lion: Do you really speak French?
Une rencontre de Sam: If you want to talk, yes.
Sam Lion: A taxi driver told me this was the place to go in Hamburg.
Une rencontre de Sam: As far as i'm concerned, it's 300 marks for an hour, 1000 marks for a night... and free if you marry me!
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Jean Paul Belmondo's best role
9 September 2007 | by csagneSee all my reviews

Sam Lion (Jean Paul Belmondo) discovers he needs to take some time off as everybody around him relies to much on him and stages his own death. When he discovers those he loved ans still loves are in need, he gets Albert Duvivier (Richard Anconina) to help them. In search of his own past, of his own desires, this fabulous film by Claude Lelouch is a man's quest for himself at a ripe age.

Built like all Lelouch films, the film's beginning with constant flashbacks may be puzzling, especially scenes where Paul Belmondo (who looks a huge lot like his father) is playing a young Sam Lion while Sam Lion stands in the same room - a flashback sequence which takes a second to grasp.

One of Lelouch's most elaborate works, L'itineraire d'un infant gate is a must-see tale of self fulfilment.


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