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Bernie (1996)

A 30 year old orphan finds his life's official version hard to swallow. His parents couldn't possibly have abandoned him in a trash can as a baby. No, they were victims of a mafia plot and today, if they're still alive, they need his help.

Director:

Albert Dupontel

Writers:

Albert Dupontel (dialogue), Albert Dupontel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Perron ... Marion
Albert Dupontel ... Bernie Noël
Roland Blanche Roland Blanche ... Donald Willis
Hélène Vincent ... Mme Clermont, la mère de Bernie
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... Ramonda
Paul Le Person ... Bernie, the janitor
Catherine Samie ... Grandmother
Alain Libolt Alain Libolt ... Maître Clermont
Pascal Ternisien Pascal Ternisien ... Edouard Clermont
Emmanuelle Bougerol Emmanuelle Bougerol ... Marie-Solange Clermont
Philippe Uchan ... Député Vallois
Antoinette Moya Antoinette Moya ... L'agent immobilier
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Travesti
Loïc Houdré Loïc Houdré ... Dealer
Yves Pignot Yves Pignot ... Directeur de l'orphelinat
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Bernie, a 30 years old orphan, decides to leave his orphanage and find his parents. After an investigation, he meets Marion, a young heroin addict and falls in love with her. He believes that his family was victim of a plot and this is why they deserted him. Written by Tetsuo Aminata

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Bernie Noël: My name is Bernie Noël and I like hyenas, because hyena it is... it is an animal about which we never speak,while it is an animal who can be,... who can be very important.
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Albert Dupontel at his best
21 May 2003 | by o_cedarSee all my reviews

Absolutely hilarious, a must see for those who liked "c'est arrive près de chez vous" (Man bites dog), even though I still rank it a tone under, Bernie is a very funny, dark and absurd movie just like Albert Dupontel always makes..... Do not rent it if you are easily shocked, because the jokes tend to go quite far...


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 November 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bernie, uno contra el mundo See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Budget:

FRF14,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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