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La mort du Chinois (1998)

Michel, author of children's books, has always been spoiled by existence, until the day his wife leaves him for a Chinese man. He sets out to find them in order to complete his rival.

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Jean-Louis Benoît
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Cast overview, first billed only:
José Garcia ... Michel Passepont
Denis Podalydès ... Gérard
Isabelle Carré ... Lise
François Berléand ... Inspecteur Chevalot
François Morel ... Thierry Berges
Paul Minthe Paul Minthe ... Alain
Laurent Stocker ... Serge
Valérie Bonneton Valérie Bonneton ... Flo
Catherine Samie ... Jocelyne
Sylvie Joly Sylvie Joly ... La patronne du bar
Bing Yin Bing Yin ... Tong
Eriq Ebouaney ... Bekate, l'infirmier
Pascal Ternisien Pascal Ternisien ... Philippe
Emmanuel Quatra Emmanuel Quatra ... Le guitariste Zeng
Thierry Bosc Thierry Bosc ... Le barman
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Michel, author of children's books, has always been spoiled by existence, until the day his wife leaves him for a Chinese man. He sets out to find them in order to complete his rival.

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Comedy

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A harebrained, cockeyed, enthusing film
11 June 2002 | by everaertjohSee all my reviews

La mort du chinois is a 'cracked' light comedy, where Michel writes stories for children with animals that speak. Hélène, his wife, leaves him... So, Michel has no more inspiration... Nor Gérard, his Cassanova friend, neither his new girlfriend Lise can console him. He loses himself in alcohol and drugs... and here the film finds its deeper moments and originality. I adore absurdities, and La mort du chinois gives us them. The hero is lost in a delirium full of... animals. These are surprising even strong moments with wunderful ideas, intersected, yes, by some more heavy gags, but the actors and the whole harebrained, cockeyed film are enthusing.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 June 1998 (France) See more »

Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Blue Films See more »
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Color
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