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J'ai rencontré le Père Noël (1984)

Holiday tale of a young boy asking Santa for his parents, mysteriously vanished during an African expedition, to return home for Christmas.

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Christian Gion
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Cast

Credited cast:
Karen Chéryl Karen Chéryl ... Good Fairy / Teacher
Armand Meffre Armand Meffre ... Le Père Noël / Santa Claus
Emeric Chapuis Emeric Chapuis ... Simon
Alexia Haudot Alexia Haudot ... Elodie (as Little Alexia)
Jeanne Herviale Jeanne Herviale ... Grandmother
Dominique Hulin Dominique Hulin ... Ogre
Hélène Ruby Hélène Ruby ... Mother
Jean-Louis Foulquier Jean-Louis Foulquier ... Father
Baye Fall Baye Fall ... Bouake
Véronique Passetchnik Véronique Passetchnik
Stephan Loison Stephan Loison
Herve Schmitz Herve Schmitz
Little Nicolas Little Nicolas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Davenport Chris Davenport ... Simon (voice)
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Holiday tale of a young boy asking Santa for his parents, mysteriously vanished during an African expedition, to return home for Christmas.

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Santa's space-age adventure for everyone!


Certificate:

G
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 December 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

I Believe in Santa Claus See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first edition of the soundtrack 33 rpm output in France was quickly withdrawn from sale because Karen Cheryl had not asked permission from her producer (Ibach) to appear in the film or sing for the soundtrack. The disc was reissued with the same cover but with a new singer: Tilda (known then as the Tilda Rejwan). In Quebec, Nathalie Simard dubbed over the songs. See more »

Goofs

When the good fairy first turns into Little Red Riding Hood, she is clearly wearing red stockings. When the ogre catches her, her stockings have changed from red to white. See more »

Soundtracks

On s'prépare pour Noël
Written by Francis Lai & Pierre-André Dousset
Performed by Karen Chéryl
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Simon, Elodie, Santa Claus, Mary Ellen and Gramma = PARTAY!
10 July 2006 | by paleseptemberSee all my reviews

This movie is beyond the slightest shadow of a doubt, the most ridiculous movie ever made. HOWEVER, it is entirely impossible to watch this movie and NOT be entertained. My brother and I have watched this movie every Christmas since we were 3 and 4. We laugh, we cry, we sing along... Not really. Actually, we DO laugh.. a lot. When the fairy takes the children to the "workshop" and the elves sing a little song, listen to the words... you'll understand why. Also, classic scenes like Santa arguing with a monkey.. and Santa swimming with a crocodile are spellbinding. Watch for the scene where Santa literally throws the dog across the room in order to wake the children... When the maintenance man throws putty at Simon's face, the look in the child's eyes is priceless! When you watch this movie, make sure you "Stop All Your Crying Business", what for, you say? You'll find out!! ;)


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