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Jacquou le croquant (2007)

Jacquou is a determined and attractive young man who transforms his vow of vengeance into a struggle against injustice.

Director:

Laurent Boutonnat

Writer:

Eugène Le Roy (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gaspard Ulliel ... Jacquou adulte
Léo Legrand Léo Legrand ... Jacquou enfant
Marie-Josée Croze ... La mère de Jacquou
Albert Dupontel ... Le père de Jacquou
Tchéky Karyo ... Le chevalier
Olivier Gourmet ... Le curé Bonal
Jocelyn Quivrin ... Le comte de Nansac
Malik Zidi ... Touffu
Gérald Thomassin Gérald Thomassin ... Le bigleux
Judith Davis Judith Davis ... Lina
Bojana Panic Bojana Panic ... Gallienne de Nansac (la galiote)
Dora Doll ... Fantille
Jérôme Kircher Jérôme Kircher ... Vidal, l'avocat
Vincent Valladon Vincent Valladon ... Touffu 10 ans
Elliott Valence Elliott Valence ... Le bigleux à 10 ans
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Jacquou is a determined and attractive young man who transforms his vow of vengeance into a struggle against injustice.

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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Pathé [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 January 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A szegények hercege See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Remake of Jacquou le croquant (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Devant soi
Performed by Mylène Farmer
Lyrics by Mylène Farmer
Music by Laurent Boutonnat
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If...
11 October 2009 | by carlesmiquelSee all my reviews

If cinematography and period settings were not present, this film wouldn't be able to get any attention. Why? OK, here I go. First thing, above all others, is that when anybody attempts to make a popcorn flick outside of the States, the product will fail, for sure.

Second, the idea is good, but the rendering of it came out pretty lame with the thankful exceptions of a few shots, especially when Leo (the younger Jaquou) is present. But, all in all, it's a very predictable, un-original and so-so film.

Third, it's an action film so full of clichés that, with a grain of imagination, it turns out to be as dull as a Big Mac.

French films, when they're true to their origin, are usually reflective, deep, difficult, full of drama and demanding for most audiences. But, in this particular occasion, joining some other flops, enormous amounts of money went down the drain -literally, if you've already seen this film.

Olivier Gourmet, one of the most talented actors in France, could make some people, like me, watch this film. Please, if you like Olivier's previous work, don't. He's, to say the least, sketchy.


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