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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.


Thierry Binisti


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


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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


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

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A heart wrenching tale.
2 February 2006 | by ZadanSee all my reviews

I managed, like the review above, to stumble upon this movie by accident. Basically it was on after another movie I was watching..

Now to the movie.

I can see people will either love or hate this movie, depending on your own experiences and loves. Its basically about a incredibly obese police officer coming to terms with his own mortality (he is given a year to live at the start of the movie). It has other bits and pieces in the plot (love, mystery etc), but these are not the central ideal of the movie.

I found myself crying in many parts of this movie, for myself being fat (and have been my entire life... of course not to the degree of the main actor, but to a degree which has caused bullying my entire life) this story hits very close to home. And some of the subtle emotional behind the scene's stuff here definitely adds to the mood.

Anyone who has had any sort of eating disorder (over or under eating whatever) will recognise things in this movie, and will more then likely be in tears by the first 30 minutes of the movie.

I hope this has been helpful.

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16 July 2003 (France) See more »

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