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A Self-Made Hero ()

Un héros très discret (original title)
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Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator. He leaves his wife and goes to Paris. Gradually he inveigles... See more »

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Albert Dehousse
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Servane
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Yvette
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Albert Dehousse (old)
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Dionnet
Nadia Barentin ...
The General's Wife
Bernard Bloch ...
Ernst
François Chattot ...
Louvier
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Caron
Danièle Lebrun ...
Madame Dehousse
Armand de Baudry d'Asson ...
Englishman
Wilfred Benaïche ...
Henry Nervoix
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Monsieur Jo
Philippe Berodot ...
Leguen
Gilles Del Frate ...
The Partisan
Stefan Elbaum ...
'Little Versailles' Man 1 (as Stéfan Elbaum)
Marc Ernotte ...
De Vaincourt
Jérôme Floch ...
Étienne
Isabelle Gruault ...
Lutétia, Young Woman
Donatien Guillot ...
Knickerbocker
Philippe Harel ...
Information Officer
Christophe Kourotchkine ...
Little Versailles man
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Maître Becquard
François Levantal ...
Delavelle
Patrick Ligardes ...
Malbert
Clotilde Mollet ...
Odette
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The General
Yann Pradal ...
FFI 1
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Meyer
Georges Siatidis ...
Beauchamps
Laurent Vacher ...
Maldoror Man
Yves Verhoeven ...
Boutin
David Fernandes ...
Albert (child)
Xavier Arcache ...
Jean Caron (child)
Éléonore Godeau ...
Little Girl At Kiosk
Thomas Vindevogel ...
Lout
Dominique Lemonnier ...
Violin Player
Anne Villette ...
Violin Player
Geneviève Strosser ...
Alto
Vincent Segal ...
Cello
Marc Marder ...
Double Bass
Emmanuel Strosser ...
Piano
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Françoise Gazio ...
Serveuse (uncredited)
Alexia Hugon ...
(uncredited)
Robert Isaac ...
American soldier (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jacques Audiard

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Jean-François Deniau ... (novel)
 
Alain Le Henry ... () &
Jacques Audiard ... ()

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Françoise Galfré ... executive producer
Patrick Godeau ... producer

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Alexandre Desplat

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Jean-Marc Fabre

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Juliette Welfling

Editorial Department

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Julie Clemencin ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Florence Botel
Serge Onteniente ... (as Serge Boutleroff)

Production Design by

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Michel Vandestien

Art Direction by

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Dominique Douret

Costume Design by

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Caroline de Vivaise

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Mayté Alonso ... key makeup artist
Dominique Colladant ... special makeup effects
Joëlle Dominique ... hair stylist
Eliane Gascio ... makeup artist
Catherine Leblanc ... hair stylist
Claire Nicolas ... makeup artist
Marie-France Thibault ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Catherine Lapoujade ... production manager
Frédéric-Guillaume Lefebvre ... assistant production manager

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Olivier Coutard ... second assistant director
Serge Onteniente ... first assistant director (as Serge Boutleroff)

Art Department

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Emmanuel Maintigneux ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Jean-Pierre Duret ... sound
Dominique Gaborieau ... re-recording mixer
François Lepeuple ... foley artist / sound effects
Fred Mays ... post-synchronization
Nicolas Naegelen ... sound editor

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Grégoire Delage ... special effects
Georges Demétrau ... special effects
Olivier Zenenski ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sophie Cadet ... assistant camera
Laurent Hincelin ... assistant camera
Jean-Marie Leroy ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Catherine Deserbais ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Robert Isaac ... assistant costumer

Location Management

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Mathieu Junot ... location manager

Music Department

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Dominique Lemonnier ... concert master
Valérie Lindon ... music producer

Other crew

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Ludovic Boullet ... staging assistant
Pierre-Conrad Chemeteff ... staging assistant
Olivier Coutard ... staging assistant
Jean-Claude Flamand-Barny ... staging assistant (as Jean-Claude Flamand)
Claude Luquet ... script supervisor
Nora Salhi ... production accountant

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Plot Summary

Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator. He leaves his wife and goes to Paris. Gradually he inveigles himself with the resistance movement. They trust him and he helps them trace collaborators. Written by David Morgans

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Taglines Les vies les plus belles sont celles qu'on invente. See more »
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Also Known As
  • A Self-Made Hero (United States)
  • Das Leben - Eine Lüge (Germany)
  • Un héroe muy discreto (Spain)
  • Um Herói Muito Discreto (Brazil)
  • Csinálj magadból hőst (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Budget FRF29,000,000 (estimated)

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