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The Over-Eater (2003)

L'outremangeur (original title)
An obese Police Inspector traumatized by a childhood incident falls in love with a murder suspect.

Director:

Thierry Binisti

Writers:

Tonino Benacquista (comic book), Tonino Benacquista (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eric Cantona ... Le commissaire Séléna
Rachida Brakni ... Elsa
Caroline Silhol Caroline Silhol ... Anne Lachaume
Richard Bohringer ... Émile Lachaume
Jocelyn Quivrin ... Marc Brisset
Jean-Michel Noirey Jean-Michel Noirey ... Benoît Collet
Hubert Saint-Macary Hubert Saint-Macary ... Le juge Salabert
Valérie Messas Valérie Messas ... Clara Gauthier
Lucien Jean-Baptiste Lucien Jean-Baptiste ... Le légiste
Richard Guedj Richard Guedj ... Le médecin de l'hôpital
Eric Averlant Eric Averlant ... L'homme obèse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emmanuel Barilley Emmanuel Barilley ... Richard Séléns
Armand Binisti Armand Binisti
Jean-Luc Bosso Jean-Luc Bosso
Mikaël Chiche Mikaël Chiche ... Policier du prétoire
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Storyline

An obese Police Inspector traumatized by a childhood incident falls in love with a murder suspect.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

TFM Distribution [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 July 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Over-Eater See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$440,634
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Elsa: Being looked at is not a right, you have to deserve it.
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Insipid, but beautifully crafted
22 November 2005 | by VisionThingSee all my reviews

I came to watch this only because it was on TV while I was sick and had absolutely nothing else to do. I did not know in advance that Eric Cantona (former soccer star of Manchester United and French national team fame) was in this. I had heard that he's making art films or somesuch nowadays, but thought his acting career couldn't consist of much more than cameos to attract attention.

This prejudice turned out to be ill-advised; Cantona is actually quite solid in this film playing an obsessively eating cop. Rachida Brakni is also a nice choice for Elsa, she's refreshingly different femme fatale. The rest of the cast is nothing special, but they suffice. Sadly the story is a bit too insipid and the characters too far stretched to really be emotionally effective.

I especially enjoyed the score of this movie -- the refined and beautiful music really elevates the film. Also the settings and cinematography are professional work. An ambitious movie, which falls a bit short but has enough artistic quality to be enjoyable.


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