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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$274,596

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$274,596
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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

Booming Atak
Music and Performed by Assassin
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A contemporary classic
27 September 2005 | by JKGoodmanSee all my reviews

This is one of my all time favorites. It has a quirky charm that belies its deeper exploration of economic and ethnic prejudice, and portrays three people's hard journey through modern France's social system on their way to being an oddball kind of family. Kassovitz does a marvelous turn as both star and director, creating both sympathy and disgust for both male protagonists as they wend their way through a truly comic and complicated emotional roller-coaster. It's one of the few movies that treats a love triangle with a compassionate eye, without becoming mawkishly sentimental or overly clinical. Also features a great early performance by a young Vincent Cassel as the wayward older brother.

It's worth a look, esp. if you like Beineix or Jeunet!


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