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My Little Business (1999)

Ma petite entreprise (original title)
A wood worker is trying hard to make his company survive every day... But a fire in his workshop leaves him in a lot of trouble when he realizes his insurer was swindling him - he does NOT ... See full summary »

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Pierre Jolivet
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Ivan Lansi
François Berléand ... Maxime Nassieff
Roschdy Zem ... Sami
Zabou Breitman ... Nathalie aka Nat
Albert Dray Albert Dray ... Charles
Catherine Mouchet ... Lucie
Françoise Sage Françoise Sage ... Catherine
Pascal Leguennec Pascal Leguennec ... Louis
Catherine Davenier Catherine Davenier ... Marthe
Yoann Denaive Yoann Denaive ... Christophe Lansi
Lokman Nalcakan Lokman Nalcakan ... Ludo
Anne Le Ny Anne Le Ny ... Madame Chastaing, l'inspectrice des assurances
Benjamin Alazraki Benjamin Alazraki ... Benjamin, l'ouvrier stagiaire
Catherine Mendez Catherine Mendez ... Sylvie
Simon Monceau Simon Monceau ... La contrôleur de l'URSSAF
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A wood worker is trying hard to make his company survive every day... But a fire in his workshop leaves him in a lot of trouble when he realizes his insurer was swindling him - he does NOT have any insurance... That's when a crazy idea grows in his mind - he will need all his friends and their different talents to make it work... Written by <hoochie34@hotmail.com>

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Official Sites:

Bac Films [France] (French)

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 September 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi pequeño negocio See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Maxime Nassief: I can't guarantee anything.
Ivan Lansi: I'm used to it!
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Ma petite entreprise
(1994)
Written by Alain Bashung
Performed by Alain Bashung
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A very good French comedy
27 September 1999 | by gtranSee all my reviews

A very funny comedy about the owner of a family business (Vincent Lindon) who has to use less-than-standard methods to save his company after a string of disasters. It has a perfect, well-balanced cast from the main leads to the supporting roles (an incredible François Berléand as a crooked, cowardly insurance broker), and a clever plot with many unexpected twists and turns, until the very end. What I preferred was the way it was set not in the usual unrealistic world of comedy but in true life, with credible characters and dialogues, and still be hilarious. It could also work as a very nice introduction to contemporary France to foreign viewers, quite different from the usual fare of French sex dramas or stiff period movies and more like some of the recent English "social comedies" (The Full Monty, My Name is Joe, or The Snapper, for instance).


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