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Victor... pendant qu'il est trop tard (1998)

Young Victor experiences a traumatic flight from abusive parents and discovers a new mother in the prostitute Trish.


Sandrine Veysset


Denis Belloc (novel), Sandrine Veysset
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Credited cast:
Jérémy Chaix Jérémy Chaix ... Victor
Lydia Andrei Lydia Andrei ... Triche
Mathieu Lané Mathieu Lané ... Mick
Skan Guenin Skan Guenin ... Robert
Chantal Malebert Chantal Malebert ... Mick's Mother
Paulette Benson Paulette Benson ... Mira d'or
Nicole Richard Nicole Richard ... Triche's Godmother
Maryline Destor Maryline Destor ... Victor's Mother
Laurent Fruleux Laurent Fruleux ... Victor's Father
Catherine Winterman Catherine Winterman ... The Concierge
Andrée Veysset Andrée Veysset ... The Baker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Bauer Linda Bauer ... Prostitute
Mohamed Bouras Mohamed Bouras
Valérie Bourrioux Valérie Bourrioux ... Prostitute
Roger Bouyol Roger Bouyol ... Taxi Driver


Victor, a lad of 8 or 9, runs away from his neglectful parents. That night he makes his way to a carnival, where Mick, who runs one of the rides, takes him late at night to the apartment of Triche, his sometime girlfriend who is a prostitute. The boy and the young woman develop a relationship that gives Victor a loving place to call home and gives Triche strength to figure out what she wants to do with her life. There's Mick, who's here for awhile then on the road; there's Robert, the kid downstairs who becomes Victor's friend until things go awry; and, there's Mira, a hardhearted whore to whom Triche owes money. Triche's birthday approaches and it's time for decisions. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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16 December 1998 (France) See more »

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Even though the story isn't very likely to happen in reality, it's still a nice movie

"Victor... pendant qu'il est trop tard" isn't exactly a title that gives away very much about the subject of this movie. I think you could best translate it like "Victor... while it's already too late". I don't know, but personally that didn't exactly remind me of child abuse or neglect and yet that's the hard subject this movie talks about.

Victor is a young kid (8 or 9 years old) that has run away from home after being neglected by his parents. Not knowing where to go, he ends up at a carnival where he meets Mick, a young man who runs one of the rides. Late at night Mick takes Victor with him and brings him to Triche, a young prostitute who is his girlfriend when he's in town with the carnival. Between Triche and Victor a warm and loving relationship starts and Victor finally finds a place he can call home. In return he gives Triche the strength to finally decide what she wants to do with her life. In the meantime Victor meets Robert, a kid who lives downstairs and who becomes Victor's best friend. Everything seems to be perfect until Triche gets in trouble with Mira, another prostitute to who she owes money.

If you are able to see past the fact that this entire story isn't really probable to happen, than you'll have to admit that this is actually a nice and heartwarming movie. And what's even more important: it is able to keep your attention from the beginning to the end thanks to the good acting by all main actors. Especially Jérémy Chaix as Victor and Lydia Andrei as Triche were very good. All in all this is a movie that is certainly worth a watch and especially the people who like the French cinema should give this one a try. I give it a 7/10.

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