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Kennedy et moi (1999)

In the midst of a midlife crisis, writer Simon Polaris no longer wants to write. One day, his psychoanalyst told him that he had the watch that John F Kennedy would have worn on the day of his death. This watch becomes a fixation for Simon

Director:

Sam Karmann

Writers:

Jean-Paul Dubois (novel), Sam Karmann
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Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Simon Polaris
Nicole Garcia ... Anna Polaris
Patrick Chesnais ... Paul Gurney
Sam Karmann Sam Karmann ... Robert Janssen
François Chattot François Chattot ... Victor Kuriakhine
Eléonore Bernheim Eléonore Bernheim ... Alice Polaris (as Eléonore Gosset)
Lucas Bonnifait Lucas Bonnifait ... Thomas Polaris
Stéphane Höhn Stéphane Höhn ... Thibaut Brentano
Bruno Raffaelli Bruno Raffaelli ... Docteur Munthe
Francine Bergé Francine Bergé ... Lydia Brentano
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Benny Grimaldi
Patrick Bonnel Patrick Bonnel ... Dantiac fils
Jean-Philippe Andraca Jean-Philippe Andraca ... Le dépanneur
Jean-Claude Lecas ... L'inspecteur de police
Christian Erickson Christian Erickson ... Le vendeur canadien
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In the midst of a midlife crisis, writer Simon Polaris no longer wants to write. One day, his psychoanalyst told him that he had the watch that John F Kennedy would have worn on the day of his death. This watch becomes a fixation for Simon

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Bacri more touching than ever
11 July 2002 | by jffabreSee all my reviews

Even if this movie is less known and less successful than "Un air de famille" or "Cuisine et Dépendances", the awesome plays turned to movies by the duo Jaoui/Bacri, this Sam Kalman film describes both some unbearable way of living of middle-class, preppie type people, and also a most delicate subject: some of your children may be stupid and you may hate them. Even if it sometimes takes the easy way by criticizing (properly) dentists and doctors, I think it's even less conventional than the successful plays of the same author, the dialogues are not crafted to kill, characters are really touching and are not hidden behind their lines, and this Kennedy story is just another delirium that adds to the general funny atmosphere.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 December 1999 (France) See more »

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