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The Adventures of Felix (2000)

Drôle de Félix (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 19 April 2000 (France)
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A tale revolving around the carefree and bon-vivant, Felix, who is content living with his boyfriend, Daniel in the town of Dieppe in Northern France. When Felix is laid off from his job, ... See full summary »

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Olivier Ducastel (co-director), Jacques Martineau (co-director)
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sami Bouajila ... Félix
Patachou Patachou ... Mathilde Firmin
Ariane Ascaride ... Isabelle
Pierre-Loup Rajot Pierre-Loup Rajot ... Daniel
Charly Sergue Charly Sergue ... Jules
Maurice Bénichou ... Fisherman
Philippe Garziano Philippe Garziano ... Railroader
Didier Mahieu Didier Mahieu ... Friend / Unionist
Aliette Langolff-Colas Aliette Langolff-Colas ... Unemployment Secretary
Arno Feffer Arno Feffer ... Man on Pentatherapy
Clément Dupré Clément Dupré ... Teenager with Kite
Clément Révérend Clément Révérend ... Laurent, the Assailant
Daniel Lesur Daniel Lesur ... Bar Owner
Antoine Marneur Antoine Marneur ... Salesman
Lisa Guez Lisa Guez ... Little Girl
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A tale revolving around the carefree and bon-vivant, Felix, who is content living with his boyfriend, Daniel in the town of Dieppe in Northern France. When Felix is laid off from his job, he decides to take a road trip to Marseilles to track down the father he's never met. Backpack in tow, Felix sets out walking, hitching and borrowing cars to get to the south of France. Springtime is budding, nature is at its best, and some unique characters await Felix along the dirtroads and byways of the French countryside. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Sometimes a little trip can change everything.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Pyramide

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 April 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Felix See more »

Filming Locations:

Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,275, 17 June 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$363,409
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Félix: I'm gay.
Mathilde Firmin: Not you...
Félix: What do you mean? I'm gay.
Mathilde Firmin: I've known gay guys, but not you!
Félix: I said I'm gay! How can I prove it?
Mathilde Firmin: You seem so sure of yourself, I believe you.
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Tout Doucement
Lyrics by René Clausier
Music by Jean Mercadier
Performed by Blossom Dearie
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A very believable story, just the way it could happen.
9 June 2002 | by VedekSee all my reviews

This is a charming film, very believable, just the way it could happen. Felix may be HIV+, but that is not exactly the issue here (he practices very safe sex). It's just a young man's odessy to find his biological father. Don't worry, it's a five-day trip. And, he interacts with some very interesting people. Very French. Very European in its conceit. I am 59 and if I were twenty-something again, I might try, like Felix, to find my biological father in much the same way. I would hope I could meet a "grand-mere" as delightful as Felix did. Felix is HIV+, but that is not the issue here -- it's more about a gay youngman's five-day odyssey. In the end, well, you will have enjoyed it all, but perhaps you won't know exactly why.


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