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Je t'aime John Wayne (2000)

Belmonde lives in 1990's London as an iconic, cool Frenchman modeled on the new wave cinema of the 1960's. Really he is English and middle class - a fact that his family won't let him forget!

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Toby MacDonald

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Luke Ponte
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Marshall ... Belmondo
Camilla Rutherford ... Zazie
Laura Lumley Laura Lumley ... Minne
Mark Rex Mark Rex ... Tim
Martin Savage Martin Savage ... Horbury
Charlie Forbes Charlie Forbes ... Philosopher
Chris Elston Chris Elston ... Old Crazy
Natasha Elms Natasha Elms ... Girl on Steps
Christiaan Haig Christiaan Haig ... Kissing Man
Anita Koh Anita Koh ... Kissing Woman (as Anita Rai)
Laura Dewe Matthews Laura Dewe Matthews ... Pretty Girl
Julia Foster ... Mother
Jack David Jack David ... Rascal #1
Ben Harrow Ben Harrow ... Rascal #2
Rory Adamson Rory Adamson ... Rascal #3
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In London, a young man fancies himself Jean Paul Belmondo. His flat is decorated with movie posters, he mutters in French, smokes cigarettes, dresses as if he's in '60's Paris. His mother calls - to her he's Trevor - and reminds him to pick up his younger sister, Minne. He meets up with her; she's accompanied by Tim, a friend. Trevor takes them to a French film. On the way out, he overhears a couple talking. She likes the film, her date doesn't. In character, Trevor punches out the guy. The young woman runs off and Trevor chases her. Has Trevor as Belmondo already pictured this scene? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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English | French

Release Date:

13 July 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

John Wayne, s' agapo See more »

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In the subtitles, "Alfa Romeo" is spelt incorrectly as "Alpha Romeo". See more »

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A little cracker of a spoof
22 August 2001 | by Mathias-4See all my reviews

I saw this as a short accompanying another film, and it turned out to be a real treat. Maybe part of the charm was the surprise element (I hadn't realised there was a short), but this shows real promise. It's a stylish, 5 minute homage. A romp through the cliches of French cinema, as seen through the eyes of a cocksure London chancer. He's so convinced he's Jean-Paul Belmondo in Godard's 1960 classic, A bout de Souffle, that even his mum can't get any sense out of him any more. Suffice to say he charms, he poses, and he eventually gets the girl - a dead ringer for Jean Seberg. Nicely written and played, with some real laughs. But it won't make much sense unless you've seen Godard's film.


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