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Malabar Princess (2004)

A man leaves his 8-year old son with his father-in-law who lives near the glacier where the boy's mother died.

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Gilles Legrand
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Villeret ... Gaspard
Jules-Angelo Bigarnet Jules-Angelo Bigarnet ... Tom (as Jules Angelo Bigarnet)
Michèle Laroque ... Valentine
Claude Brasseur ... Robert
Clovis Cornillac ... Pierre
Damien Jouillerot Damien Jouillerot ... Benoit
Urbain Cancelier ... Gaston
Fabienne Chaudat Fabienne Chaudat ... Odette
Georges Claisse Georges Claisse ... Gardien du refuge
Roland Marchisio Roland Marchisio ... Le bijoutier
Patrick Ligardes Patrick Ligardes ... Gendarme Petit
Franck Adrien Franck Adrien ... Gendarme Hélico
Julianne Loucq Julianne Loucq ... Sophie
Alexandre Brasseur Alexandre Brasseur ... Gérard
Rémi Bergman Rémi Bergman ... The Optician
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A man leaves his 8-year old son with his father-in-law who lives near the glacier where the boy's mother died. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 March 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Malabar hercegnője See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,982,633 (France), 5 March 2004
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Fit Of Peaks ...
14 April 2004 | by writers_reignSee all my reviews

... which, in this case, is a collective noun I've seen fit to coin. It will be a great pity if this delightful entry doesn't make it out of France - why, when it has been playing in Paris for at least a couple of weeks it is still classed as being in the Cutting Room is beyond me. Jacques Villeret with a moustache yet for once plays it relatively straight, the normally drop-dead gorgeous Michelle Laroque plays down her usual vivaciousness to play, would you believe, a school marm buried in a tiny hamlet high in the mountains, and oh, yes, there's a kid, a Straw-Hat circuit low-budget Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn fish-out-of-water along to create low-key havoc. Charm is good to describe this entry shot on location at altitudes where you can all but TASTE the crispness in the air and as a realistic antidote to the Heidi-like idyll realism rears its nasty head in a scene where a dead farm horse is unceremoniously carted off on the back of a wagon to the knacker's yard or - we are, after all in France - to a one-star Michelin restaurant. For the record - if not for the curious - Malabar Princess is the name of an airplane that crashed in the area just before the first day of shooting. A great feel-good entry. 8/10


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