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Podium (2004)

Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive, married, with a son. He used to have another profession: look-a-like of French star Claude François. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bernard Frédéric
... Couscous
... Véro
Marie Guillard ... Vanessa
... Anne
... Odile
Nadège Beausson-Diagne ... Nadège
Nicolas Jouxtel ... Sébastien
Olivier Mag ... Claude David
Evelyne Thomas ... Herself / Elle-même
Karine Lyachenko ... Jacqueline
Bruno Abraham-Kremer ... Monsieur Lombard
Dominique Besnehard ... Le psychologue
Armelle ... Laure
Thomas Derichebourg ... Le garçon restaurant à volonté
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Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive, married, with a son. He used to have another profession: look-a-like of French star Claude François. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming up, he must choose between his wife or the only thing that makes him fully happy: the applause. Written by Bruno Benton

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Name: Bernard Frédéric. Job: Claude François.

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11 February 2004 (Belgium)  »

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$745,639 (Belgium), 13 February 2004
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Belgian actor Benoît Poelvoorde (playing Bernard) suffered from allergies caused by the glue that held his wig during the production of this movie. It is reported that the allergies were so severe that part of his face turned purple. See more »

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Referenced in Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot (2009) See more »

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La solitude c'est après
Performed by Olivier Mag
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Failed Masterpiece
17 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Now this is a movie that you would enjoy, if it were achieved. Somehow, the writers seem to have been afraid of upsetting the Cloclo fans, which leads to an average story, with ingredients such as cheap emotion, irregular characters, endless dancing. It reminds me of a '50s science fiction movie, in which the whole plot was actually based upon the disguise of the stunt (aka the extra-terrestrial usually). In the case of "Podium", the over-exploited leitmotiv is two dressed up characters being stupid. The first comedy without a gag, if not the first, the most over-rated surely. BUT, the actors do a great job, the special effects (actually "effect") are convincing. Not a total waste of time.


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