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Héroïnes (1997)

TV-14 | | Drama, Music | 27 August 1997 (France)
Two best friends, Johanna and Jeanne, live in the small town of Decazeville, a mining town in France. One year at the Miners' Ball, the music group The Sirens perform, of which Johanna and ... See full summary »

Director:

Gérard Krawczyk

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Didier Daeninckx (novel), Gérard Krawczyk (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginie Ledoyen ... Johanna
Maïdi Roth Maïdi Roth ... Jeanne
Marc Duret ... Luc
Saïd Taghmaoui ... JP
Dominic Gould Dominic Gould ... Jasper
Marie Laforêt ... Sylvie
Charlotte de Turckheim ... Catherine
Edouard Baer ... Francis
Serge Reggiani ... Montgolfier
Dominique Besnehard Dominique Besnehard ... Eddy
Marie-Laure Denoyel Marie-Laure Denoyel ... Mme Bayol
Dominique Lagier Dominique Lagier ... Mme Campergue
François Fehner François Fehner ... Michel
Neige Dolsky Neige Dolsky ... Mme Laubier
Gérard Pollet Gérard Pollet ... Philippe
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Two best friends, Johanna and Jeanne, live in the small town of Decazeville, a mining town in France. One year at the Miners' Ball, the music group The Sirens perform, of which Johanna and Jeanne are members. In a spontaneous moment, a new friend of Johanna's (named Luc) discovers Johanna and Jeanne's incredible musical talent and singing ability when they sing a duet together without musical accompaniment. The two girls begin practicing and recording in a studio together with the help of Luc and an arranger, Jasper, and finally manage to record a tape with a few songs. A co-worker of Jeanne's joins their team as Jasper's assistant. Just after Luc leaves for Paris to take the tape around to various record companies, the others spot posters for a music contest, but only single artists may enter, and Johanna is chosen by the group to enter. She appears on live TV and is an instant hit, but with only one problem: as she begins to perform before the cameras, Jasper cuts out her mike and ... Written by Heidi S.

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Drama | Music

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 August 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Decazeville, Aveyron, France

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A great movie
6 December 2000 | by mcclane24See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting a lot before watching the movie but I was really amazed to see a well-directed film with a solid plot and great actors. Even if some moments look like a Music-video of MTV, Virginie Ledoyen does her job as good as the unknown Maidi Roth. The French cinema shows one more time that it is able to produce more than only boring movies you only watch in order to have seen them. This movie is the beginning of a new French cinema which has burst with "Taxi" and "Taxi 2" directed by Gerard Krawczik, too. I really wonder why it hasn't had as much success as "Taxi".


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