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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)
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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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Storyline

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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Four Seasons - Spring
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi (as A. Vivaldi)
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Felix is a fun guy anyone would love to meet while traveling
17 August 2000 | by cubanoSee all my reviews

FUNNY FELIX (as the film is called English) should really be "Fun" Felix, not "Comical." The film depicts the travels of a young French guy, ethnically half Moroccan. Felix, after losing his job in Normandy, starts a journey to Marseilles, in the other extreme of France in search of his father, whom he has never met. Along the way, using the back roads, Felix meets a bunch of characters, all of whom are presented as surrogate relatives. He also encounters rampant racism, homophobia, and other obstacles. Nonetheless, Felix manages to enrich the lives of all those he meets, even as he often takes the law and morality into his own hands. He has a gift of simplicity, overcoming adversity, and befriending others which are amazing, and are very well brought to the screen, without fake sentiment or sugary, melodramatic, or moralizing tones. As a movie critic said (loosely): "We would all love to meet a 'Felix' traveling through our lives."


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