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Bad Boy (1995)

Sale gosse (original title)
A mother makes her son believe his father -who deserted her a long time ago- is a desert Tuareg.


Claude Mouriéras
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Cast overview:
Anouk Grinberg ... Nina
Alberto Gimignani Alberto Gimignani ... Pippo
Philippe Madala Philippe Madala ... Miguel
Maaike Jansen Maaike Jansen ... Germaine
Sotigui Kouyaté ... Tewfik
Marie-Paule Laval Marie-Paule Laval ... L'infirmière
Bernard Villanueva Bernard Villanueva ... Le pompiste
Joëlle Bruyas Joëlle Bruyas ... L'institutrice
Jean-Marc Fort Jean-Marc Fort ... L'infirmier
Axel Lingée Axel Lingée ... Martin
Ahmed Douache Ahmed Douache ... Karim
Mohamed Benamar Mohamed Benamar ... Nadir
Damien Chareyron Damien Chareyron ... Franck


A mother who has many lovers lives alone with her only child who feels resentful towards her .The brat,Martin, thinks that his father is a Tuareg and he dreams his childhood away while thinking of his hero.Of course,it's not true.The man left home a long time ago.After an incident with his mates,Martin runs away ,hoping to get to Africa to join his dad/hero.His adventure comes to a sudden end and he must go home.Humiliated , he accepts to leave for a holiday camp where he pushes another boy into a gully.Back home again,he is confronted with his mom's latest lover,Pippo.The boy is jealous of him, but the mother's new partner knows how to handle the situation.She reveals the truth about the dad ,and this is ,at last,the mother and child reunion. Written by dbdumonteil

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Mommie dearest
8 May 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A good example of a French movie which was praised by the critics and awarded and since quickly sank into oblivion.

A mother who plays around lives alone with her only child.The brat thinks that his father is a Tuareg and he dreams his childhood away while thinking of his hero.Of course,it's not true.He left home a long time ago.

He is jealous of his mother's lovers ,particularly of the latest one ,Pippo.

It's impossible to believe that the mother is a nurse.An irresponsible woman,you cannot imagine her working in a hospital.

Average MTV quality,the subject was treated with more talent by such superior directors as Luigi Comencini.

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27 March 1996 (France) See more »

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