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Kings for a Day (1997)

Comme des rois (original title)
Two simpletons finally get their 15 minutes of fame through a mistaken identity.

Director:

François Velle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stéphane Freiss ... Edek
Mariusz Pujszo ... Roman
Maruschka Detmers ... Elizabeth
Louis Velle ... Kurt
Thierry Lhermitte ... Le producteur
Jacques Sereys Jacques Sereys ... Botteret
Pauline Macia Pauline Macia ... Gisèle
Betty Bomonde Betty Bomonde ... La starlette
Christian Bujeau ... Tom
Jesse Joe Walsh Jesse Joe Walsh ... Bob Gore
Marie-Christine Adam Marie-Christine Adam ... La journaliste
Claude Brécourt Claude Brécourt ... Roche
Jean-Michel Farcy Jean-Michel Farcy ... Le propriétaire
Marine Soimaud Marine Soimaud ... La jeune femme à l'autographe
Alain Sachs Alain Sachs ... Fouilles
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Two simpletons finally get their 15 minutes of fame through a mistaken identity.

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Genres:

Comedy

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A feel-good French comedy
27 October 2006 | by corner-2See all my reviews

This is an entertaining feel-good comedy about two Polish brothers who emigrate to France to find a better life and live "like kings". Unfortunately, life isn't that simple, and they find themselves moving from one job to another with little success. Then Roman, the more daring of the two, seizes an unexpected opportunity and gets his brother to pose as an Icelandic film director whose new movie is about to be shown in an international film festival, while he plays the role of interpreter. They soon find themselves in a luxurious hotel suite sipping champagne and feted by the other attendees and the press.

The situations they find themselves in are fairly standard for this kind of farce, but the warmth of the actors and light touch of the director make this film much more entertaining and funny than might be expected. And the film manages to provide a few surprises and chuckles right up to the last shot at the very end.


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Country:

Poland | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 June 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kings for a Day See more »

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Koba Films, Raphael Films See more »
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