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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... See full summary »

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Yann Moix

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Olivier Dazat, Yann Moix (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Bernard Frédéric
Jean-Paul Rouve ... Couscous
Julie Depardieu ... Véro
Marie Guillard Marie Guillard ... Vanessa
Anne Marivin ... Anne
Odile Vuillemin ... Odile
Nadège Beausson-Diagne Nadège Beausson-Diagne ... Nadège
Nicolas Jouxtel Nicolas Jouxtel ... Sébastien
Olivier Mag Olivier Mag ... Claude David
Evelyne Thomas Evelyne Thomas ... Herself / Elle-même
Karine Lyachenko Karine Lyachenko ... Jacqueline
Bruno Abraham-Kremer Bruno Abraham-Kremer ... Monsieur Lombard
Dominique Besnehard Dominique Besnehard ... Le psychologue
Armelle Armelle ... Laure
Thomas Derichebourg Thomas Derichebourg ... Le garçon restaurant à volonté
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Music

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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 February 2004 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

O sosias See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$745,639 (Belgium), 13 February 2004
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 Jean-Philippe (2006) See more »

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Simply brilliant !
1 March 2004 | by ausineSee all my reviews

This movie is one the greatest comedy I've ever seen... The actors are so good, I can't compare it with any other movie. The singing performance by Benoit Poelvoorde is perfectly incredible too ! Nevertheless,I guess american audience would not understand this movie, as it deals with a french music symbol, Claude François...

That's why I let myself dream of an american transcription of "Podium"... imagine Adam Sandler or Bill Murray play some unlikely Elvis double... If some producer could read it :)

Congratulations, Yann Moix !!


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