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La belle histoire (1992)

Jesus is a French gypsy who might have become a bull fighter had he not been framed on a drug charge and sent to prison. Odona is a con artist pursued and protected by a Paris policeman. ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Lelouch

Writers:

Claude Lelouch, Claude Lelouch (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Lanvin ... Jésus-Christ / Jésus le gitan
Béatrice Dalle ... Odona
Vincent Lindon ... Simon Choulel
Marie-Sophie L. Marie-Sophie L. ... Marie
Patrick Chesnais ... Pierre Lhermitte
Jacques Gamblin ... Le jeune policier
Paul Préboist ... Le professeur tricot
Élie Chouraqui ... Associé de Pierre
Constantin Alexandrov Constantin Alexandrov ... Kraki
Denis Charvet Denis Charvet
Amina Annabi ... La soeur de Jésus
Jean-Michel Dupuis Jean-Michel Dupuis ... Le professeur
Patrick Edlinger Patrick Edlinger ... Self
Pablo Gilabert Pablo Gilabert
Tara Gano Tara Gano ... La mère de Jésus
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Jesus is a French gypsy who might have become a bull fighter had he not been framed on a drug charge and sent to prison. Odona is a con artist pursued and protected by a Paris policeman. Marie, who knew Jesus as a girl, loses her job when she teaches reincarnation and lets her young students kiss honey bees. All experience love, all suffer losses, and all seek peace. Throughout, Jesus's colorful gypsy family provides dance and music, mystery and celebration. As part of the reincarnation theme, the main characters appear in flashbacks set during the time of Christ and the persecution of early Christians. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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2000 ans de galere pour une seconde d'eternite.


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Paris (chant)
Performed by Tara (Tara Gano), Babette, Corinne (Corinne Sauvage), Charles (Charles Gérard), Pablo (Pablo Gilabert), Gérard (Gérard Darmon)
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excellent
3 May 2007 | by dusk_dawn2000See all my reviews

It's so many years since i saw this film, but i'll never forget it. I have been looking for it everywhere, but couldn't find it. It was me and my sister watching with no expectation. When it was finished, we wanted more. Some years ago i was in a DVD-shop in my hometown, looking for another movie, i was listening to another costumer asking for this movie "La Belle Historie". He told the owner of the shop exactly the same story as mine about the experience watching this film. He said that his class from school saw the film at the movie, and they all had the same reaction. He never forgot it too. Well thats my story.. One day i will be lucky to see it again..(sorry for my bad English):o)


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Country:

France

Language:

English | Hebrew | French

Release Date:

18 March 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beautiful Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Greece See more »

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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