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Mon père, ce héros. (1991)

Veronique, living with her divorced mother, is going on holiday to Mauritius with her father. To impress a local boy, Benjamin, she manages to complicate the situation by making up stories ... See full summary »

Director:

Gérard Lauzier

Writer:

Gérard Lauzier (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gérard Depardieu ... André Arnel
Marie Gillain ... Véronique "Véro" Arnel
Catherine Jacob ... Christelle
Charlotte de Turckheim ... Irina
Gérard Hérold Gérard Hérold ... Patrick
Patrick Mille ... Benjamin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benoît Allemane Benoît Allemane ... Notable
Harriet Batchelor Harriet Batchelor ... La copine de Benjamin
Sultan Beeharry Sultan Beeharry
Éric Berger Éric Berger ... Julien (as Eric Berger)
Franck-Olivier Bonnet Franck-Olivier Bonnet ... Le barman
Yan Brian Yan Brian ... Le père de Benjamin
François Bruhat François Bruhat
Koomaren Chetty Koomaren Chetty ... Karim
Thierry Der'ven Thierry Der'ven
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Veronique, living with her divorced mother, is going on holiday to Mauritius with her father. To impress a local boy, Benjamin, she manages to complicate the situation by making up stories about her father. She presents him as her lover, a mercenary and even a secret agent which gets her into trouble and then her father has to start playing along... Written by Inge Hoivik <ih@vingmed.no>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 October 1991 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

My Father the Hero See more »

Filming Locations:

Mauritius See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$25,480,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1994, an american remake (My Father the Hero) had been made, directed by Steve Miner and starring Gérard Depardieu, Katherine Heigl, Faith Prince and Stephen Tobolowsky. See more »


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Music by François Bernheim
Sung by Gérard Depardieu
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How to purchase DVD copy (French version)
29 November 2006 | by scottbell1See all my reviews

We love the movie and so do Australian high school students of French! Could you please let us know how to purchase the original DVD version (in French), preferably Region 4 so that we can watch it here? I am a French teacher and the old video copy that I have of this wonderful, fun and, as the students say, "cool" film is getting more than a little worn out. It is wonderful to see Mauritius which appears to be really beautiful in the film. I could easily enough purchase the American version but no thank you....the French one is so unreal. We love the story of the teenage girl coming to terms with the situation her parents are in as well as her first fling with a boyfriend. We're desperate to purchase this film on DVD!


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