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Café au lait (1993)

Métisse (original title)
Lola is pregnant. But she does not know who the father is : Jamal, the black muslim, son of diplomats, or Felix, the pennyless jewish messenger. Jamal and Felix meet at Lola's, and the race... See full summary »

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Mathieu Kassovitz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Mauduech Julie Mauduech ... Lola
Hubert Koundé ... Jamal Saddam Abossolo M'bo
Mathieu Kassovitz ... Felix
Vincent Cassel ... Max
Tadek Lokcinski Tadek Lokcinski ... Felix's grandfather
Jany Holt ... Felix's grandmother
Rywka Wajsbrot Rywka Wajsbrot ... Felix's aunt
Héloïse Rauth Héloïse Rauth ... Sarah
Marc Berman Marc Berman ... Maurice
Andrée Damant ... Maurice's mother
Berthe Bagoe Berthe Bagoe ... Lola's grandmother
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Gynecologist
Félicité Wouassi Félicité Wouassi ... Nurse
Brigitte Bémol ... Jamal's girlfriend
Lydia Ewandé Lydia Ewandé ... Marilyne
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Lola is pregnant. But she does not know who the father is : Jamal, the black muslim, son of diplomats, or Felix, the pennyless jewish messenger. Jamal and Felix meet at Lola's, and the race begins. Written by Yepok

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Café au lait See more »

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Gross USA:

$315,420
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Finnish censorship visa # 99675 delivered on 4-3-1996. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Les 10 Ans de 'La Haine' (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

La peur du métissage
Music and Performed by Assassin
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The testosterone kids
4 November 2006 | by Bob TaylorSee all my reviews

Such a lot of yelling and screaming to so little effect: that's what we have in Métisse, a dry run for La Haine which appeared a couple of years later. Same three actors--Kassovitz, Koundé and Cassel--joined by a gorgeous woman named Julie Mauduech, and the same racial and religious strife that I found so tiresome in the latter film. I don't need to be hit over the head by the dialog, I get it.

Lola is pregnant, and keeping Jamal and Felix on tenterhooks as they try to guess who the father is. The comic moments, as the director tried to set them up, are just not funny. Only Julie Mauduech, who reminds me a little of Dorothy Dandridge at times, and Gauguin's Tahitian women too, is worth watching.


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