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Louis 19, le roi des ondes (1994)

Louis has always had a dream, to be on television. But when he enters a contest and wins, the first prize involves a cameraman following him everywhere for three months. The only problem is... See full summary »

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Michel Poulette
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Drainville ... Louis Jobin
Zhenhu Han Zhenhu Han ... Sam Ying (as Zenhu Han)
Chantal Fontaine ... Reporter
Gilbert Lachance ... Remi
Jean L'Italien ... Roger
Dominique Michel ... Aline Jobin
Alexandra Boulianne Alexandra Boulianne ... Chanteuse de la chorale
Mireille Thibault ... Chanteuse de la chorale
Sylvie Bouchard Sylvie Bouchard ... Chanteuse de la chorale
Yves Jacques ... Michel Gobeil
Patricia Tulasne Patricia Tulasne ... Charlotte Dubreuil
Marcela Seguel Marcela Seguel ... Marie-Laurence Despins
Stephanie Laplante Stephanie Laplante ... Scripte t.v
Pierre Paquin Pierre Paquin ... Realisateur t.v
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge ... Technicien a la regie
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Storyline

Louis has always had a dream, to be on television. But when he enters a contest and wins, the first prize involves a cameraman following him everywhere for three months. The only problem is that Louis has a boring life, so the TV executives decide to put some excitement in it. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Louis the 19th See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 3,100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,569,021
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Why make another one like it?
10 January 2002 | by dlhuntSee all my reviews

I viewed this film dubbed in English three times. It was worth it every time.

This is really a gentle comedy-romance that in spite of a few scenes could almost be classed as family viewing. It deals lightheartedly with themes of media invitation into and invasion of our lives with a delightful, humourous little twist at the end. Its Montréal location is an ideal setting for the story and gives it a local feel.

Martin Drainville returns an excellent performance as Louis, the very average guy down-the-street clerk in the stereo store. We need to see more of him in any language.

Known for some steamy scenes in the TV series "Scoop," with Roy Dupuis, (also starring Drainville) Macha Grenon drops her bombshell into a cameo appearance as Lola Laflamme in a discothèque encounter with Louis.

In order to preserve its original tone, one might want to view it with subtitles.


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