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Augustin, King of Kung-Fu (1999)

Augustin, roi du kung-fu (original title)
Augustin Dos Santos is back. He still wants to be an actor and, this time, he moves to the Chinese borough in Paris because he has decided to play in kung-fu movies. But poor Augustin has a... See full summary »

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Anne Fontaine
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc ... Augustin
Maggie Cheung ... Ling
Darry Cowl ... René
Bernard Campan ... Boutinot
Paulette Dubost ... Madame Haton, the old neighbor
Pascal Bonitzer Pascal Bonitzer ... The movie director
Ming Shan Ming Shan ... Kung-fu teacher
Patricia Dinev Patricia Dinev ... Chantal
Fanny Ardant ... Fanny Ardant
Anne Laure Mey Anne Laure Mey ... Prostitute
Luang Ham Chau Luang Ham Chau ... Kung-fu master in the dream
Winston Ong Winston Ong ... Monsieur Li
Reinaldo Wong Reinaldo Wong ... The hotel receptionnist
Marc Hoang ... Ballet soloist
André Dussollier ... André Dussollier
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Augustin Dos Santos is back. He still wants to be an actor and, this time, he moves to the Chinese borough in Paris because he has decided to play in kung-fu movies. But poor Augustin has a morbid fear of physical contacts, so he meets Ling, a nice Chinese doctor. This is the second chapter of Augustin's epic life... Written by Thierry Bézecourt <thbzcrt@worldnet.fr>

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Comedy

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Country:

France | Spain

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 August 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Augustin, King of Kung-Fu See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Augustin , King of looney humour
4 July 2003 | by datesnnutsncandySee all my reviews

A refreshing little comedy about a very kinky and colourful guy called Augustin who would be physically the hybrid clone of French politician François Fillon and Dr Frankestein 's monster. He yearns for being the next big thing in Kung Fu movies and moves into Parisian Chinatown for it. A very peppy cocktail of laughes and moving love scenes offered thanks to a gallery of good actors such like attractive Chinese actress Maggie Cheung and one of inimitable French comedian Darry Cowl starring Augustin 's ambiguously possessive friend. Too bad director Anne Fontaine does not make an Opus 3 of her character 's tribulations in China to complete this vivid trilogy.


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