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Olivier, Olivier (1992)

R | | Drama | 3 March 1993 (USA)
A nine-year-old boy disappears without a trace. Six years later, he reappears in Paris but there are doubts about his real identity.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frédéric Quiring ... Marcel
Faye Gatteau ... Nadine petite
Emmanuel Morozof ... Olivier petit
Brigitte Roüan ... Elisabeth Duval
... Serge Duval
Carole Lemerle ... Babette petite
Jean-François Stévenin ... l'inspecteur Druot
Jean-Bernard Josko ... le flic
Lucrèce La Chenardière ... la voisine
Madeleine Marie ... La grand-mère
Françoise Lorente ... la droguée
Alexis Derlon ... Micky
... Olivier
Mathias Jung ... Simard
Marina Golovine ... Nadine
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A nine-year-old boy disappears without a trace. Six years later, he reappears in Paris but there are doubts about his real identity. Written by Volker Boehm

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Life is never as innocent as it seems.

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Rated R for sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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Оливье, Оливье  »

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Les Anges
Lyrics by Michel Ferry based on the poem by William Butler Yeats (as W.B. Yeats)
Music by Zbigniew Preisner
Performed by Elzbieta Towarnicka
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Brilliant movie, almost a must-see
3 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Now this is a truly wonderful film. It's simple enough: one day, a young boy goes missing from his family. Several years later, he returns - or does he?

This movie is a flawless dissection of a frighteningly twisted family, with extremely vivid characters. Agnieszka Holland has succeeded at that difficult task: create realistic characters in a believable situation, yet present them with shockingly eerie dilemma. Strongly recommended.

Side note: the only flaw in this movie was the rather ridiculous invocation of the supernatural. Fortunately, it's part of an almost completely irrelevant subplot, and can be safely ignored.


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