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Moi César, 10 ans 1/2, 1m39 (2003)

Cesar is a young schoolboy living in Paris with his family. Their life is ordinary, but Cesar wants more excitement (which he creates, in one instance, by claiming to his teachers that his ... See full summary »


Richard Berry


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jules Sitruk ... César Petit
Maria de Medeiros ... Chantal Petit
Jean-Philippe Écoffey Jean-Philippe Écoffey ... Bertrand Petit
Joséphine Berry ... Sarah Delgado
Mabô Kouyaté Mabô Kouyaté ... Morgan Boulanger
Anna Karina ... Gloria
Stéphane Guillon Stéphane Guillon ... Le père de Sarah
Katrine Boorman ... La mère de Sarah
Jean-Paul Rouve ... Le prof de gym
Didier Bénureau Didier Bénureau ... Le directeur
Cécile de France ... Samantha (as Cécile De France)
Jean Benguigui Jean Benguigui ... Papy
Annick Blancheteau Annick Blancheteau ... Mamy
Murray Head ... Mr. Fitzpatrick
Charley Boorman ... Charley Fitzpatrick


Cesar is a young schoolboy living in Paris with his family. Their life is ordinary, but Cesar wants more excitement (which he creates, in one instance, by claiming to his teachers that his father has been arrested). During the school holidays, Cesar and his friend Sarah decide to help their mutual friend, Morgan, find his father who supposedly lives in London. Each one tells their parents that they're staying with the other two, and together they sneak out to begin their search. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Parents, autorité, amour, amis, rivalité, écolé, fugue, un p'tit peu gros


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Release Date:

9 April 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

César See more »


Box Office


€5,320,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,139,239 (France), 18 April 2003
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When Morgan's mother called him in Gloria's house and Gloria took the phone we can see that the phone's display is blank, indicating that it was turned off. See more »


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Casta Diva
(from "Norma")
Music by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto by Felice Romani
Performed by Maria Callas with Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Conducted by Tullio Serafin
Courtesy of EMI Classics
(Opening title)
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lovely french movie
12 April 2005 | by Ine_pearlSee all my reviews

Moi, César is a lovely french movie. But it's partly American styled. I liked the music very much. It made me think of Yann Tiersen, the composer of the music of Amélie Poulain and Délicatessen. The music gives you an alternative American feel-good movie-feeling. The film is about the serious worries of a 10 year old boy, not really satisfied with his life and his looks, and in love with Sarah. Together with Gloria (she made me think of a punk-version of Whoopi Goldberg) they're looking for Morgan's father in London. The story is not very complicated, it's just an ideal film for a cost evening. Nice film shooting, brilliant music,good actors... very nice!

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